October 12, 2013 will mark the 4th annual --PLATTEPALOOZA-- event here at Plattekill. This countdown-to-winter family fall festival celebration has become a popular Columbus Weekend event at the mountain and will be returning once again for it's fourth year. The event brings skiers, non-skiers, mountain bikers, leaf peapers, young and old, all together for a fun time in the splendor of fall.
As in all the years past, the highlight of the event will be the mountain ski patrol’s ski, board and bike swap sale. Bring any items you wish to sell and 15% of proceeds go to support the volunteer patrol services. (swap sale will take place both Sat and Sun).
You’ll also find plenty of kids actvities from face painting, pumpkin painting and temporary tattoos to a kids bounce house. You'll also find great live music from the resort favorite “The Decoys” playing from 12-5pm on the deck. Vendors, delicious fall menu options and
homemade soups as well as a variety of in-season mircobrews will be served up. Plus we'll have hiking and geocaching and MORE! So don’t miss it!
The mountain will be accepting items for the swap sale starting Oct 2. Items may be brought to the resort’s Guest Services in the base lodge. Bring your used skis, boards, boots, bikes and apparel that don’t fit anymore…and maybe trade it for something new!
The lifts will operate for fall foliage which should be at peak just in time for Plattepalooza, a popular attraction to take in the scenic panoramic views of the mountains from atop of chairlift. Rides are $7 per person.
Don’t forget mountain biking…rentals are available for all sizes. Festivities begin at 11am and admission is FREE! --MORE--
The 2013 Labor Day Weekend is upon us and Plattekill will be featuring both recreational mountain biking as well as racing as the Eastern States Cup Downhill Race Series makes a stop at Platty for race #8 on the race circuit tour. The exciting downhill race event will take place on Sunday at 11am and is open to all, not just racers racing the series. Plattekill encourages anyone intersted in bike racing to come give it or come to spectate and check out the bike racing excitment as racers race through the woods, over narrow rocky jumps, twists and turns to the finish. The chairlift will operate all weekend for racing as well as recrational biking and the will be open for chairlift rides for spectating.
The race course has been laid out on the triple side of the mountain. All categories (Pro/Cat 1/2/3) will start out on the trail “Dangerous Grounds”, which has taken on a whole new vision and has been reworked with lots of fresh cut, steep rocky sections & chutes throughout, in fine Platty style. The top third section of the course will be shared by all categories before the Cat 3 course branches out on its own. We’re bringing back the old mountain cross course built several years ago to make up much of the remaining Cat 3 course. As for the other categories, they will race a separate course with several optional go around sections for the Cat 2s with a new ladder bridge hip jump at the end just before finishing out on the final stretch of the course where racers will also be challenged with new berms and jump sections.
Get ready for a fun action packed weekend of racing and riding at Plattekill...click for complete race details
Plattekill Mountain is gearing up for mud, adventure and most importantly fun, with preparations full speed ahead as they get ready to host the ‘Superhero Scramble Adventure Race’ coming to Plattekill Mountain in Roxbury, NY on Saturday July 20.
This challenging adventure endurance race to be held at the mountain will be complete with over twenty obstacles spanning over four miles of terrain across the entire mountain. This event is the first of its kind at Plattekill and is part of a fifteen-race series that is being run by” Superhero Scramble”, an adventure series that spans from California to Florida and up and over to Plattekill this year! Endurance events of this nature have been become more and more popular over the years offering a variety of obstacles designed to test resilience, strength, endurance and ‘Superhero’ abilities. This particular course will feature X-Treme Rock Walls, Super Slime slide, Leap of Faith and more. Elite athletes are expected to finish the course in about 45 minutes and the average participant more like 1.5 hours. There are categories for all ages ranging from ages 4-8 and on up.
This particular series proudly donates 5% of every registration to charity which is unmatched across the entire industry by proudly supporting armed forces, veterans, police and firefighters specifically.
Competitors are encouraged to dress up in their best Superhero attire to fit the overall theme and be a true Superhero by completing the course. Registration is open thru event day, however if you pre-register you can save money off your registration at www.superheroscramble.com and even more by entering PLATTEKILL at checkout to save an additional $5.
As for spectating, there will be plenty of food and beverage options plus dj at the finish cheering the competitors on. Parking is $10/car and there is an entrance fee of $20 per person and children 13 and under are free. If you are interested in volunteering for the event, entrance fee and parking is free and you can participate in the race (or a future race) at no charge. To register and more information on volunteering visit www.superheroscramble.com/volunteer.