The wooly bear caterpillar can predict a bad winter if it’s black in the front or if the middle is wide. Or is it black in the middle and brown in the front? Wait, I think it’s squirrels with bushier tales and low nests! Thick shells on the acorns and birds heading south early are all signs of a big winter ahead! Ahh yes, it’s that time of year again.
The time when we all speculate about the winter ahead. Those of us spending our time on the mountain can find signs of a good winter to come around every corner. We pour over the Farmer’s Almanac and if it says the winter will be warm, we know they don’t know what they are talking about. If they say a big winter ahead then by golly, those farmers know their stuff. Incidentally, the Almanac is predicting one heck of a nasty winter. I told you they know their stuff! In the end, we are keeping our fingers crossed and our snow guns ready because whatever Mother Nature doesn’t give us we are surely going to make on our own. And though I may not be qualified to do so, I am going to make my own prediction. This winter we will have snow on our mountain no matter how it gets here. We will have yummy food in our lodge and cocktails at our bar. We will have events galore and our tubing park will be filled with laughter. We will have skiers and riders young and old. First timers and old timers and as always we will be keeping it real!!!
With the arrival of the FIRST SNOW this morning, Thursday, Oct 24, we are buzzing with excitement and anticipation of a great ski season here on the mountain. The finishing touches are being put on the new trail maps, snow making equipment, and our lodge, to welcome old friends and new.
Speaking of exciting….every thought about RENTING A SKI MOUNTAIN all to yourself for your exclusive use this winter? We’ve got that available right here at Plattekill. Got a corporate event you need to plan? Looking to motivate or thank your company employees for all their hard work? Reward them with the gift of skiing! All day, just you, your group and the mountain.
How about a fundraiser? Looking to raise funds and have fun in the process? Renting the mountain can be a great, unique way to raise money for your cause and thank your donors at the same time! We can help you plan. Weddings too, now that’s unique, or simply gather some of your closest friends and spend the day with us catering to just you.
It is surprisingly affordable at just $2500, and a ton of fun. Where else can you have an entire ski mountain open just for you? Just Plattekill! For more info call us at (607) 326-3500 or email group sales at email@example.com and we’ll get you all the details and help you get started.
As always, we look forward to seeing you on the slopes and in the lodge. Our bistro and kitchen will be serving up new fresh and delicious foods to warm you up. Don’t forget about our tubing park. It’s open day and night now, so bring the kiddos and have a blast!
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--