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Saturday, 12 January 2013 12:47

As seen at Platty – Need We Say More?

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Really what more is there to say when you see this? Oh except for maybe to talk about the the Blockbuster Bar (so named for its fine view of the trademark hill)... More Stella is served than anywhere in Upstate NY and it features fine fine bespoke brews...
But, just to tell the owner of this snowboard, I am not coming to the dark side. Ever.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013 00:00

Tele @ Platty!

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You've heard the rumors - Plattekill is going Freeheel. It's true: we now have some rental gear in limited sizes in the rental shop - making Platty the only mountain in New York State that offers tele equipment for rent. It's a beginning, and we hope to acquire more. There are also tele lessons available for never-evers and beginner-to-intermediate freeheelers who want to improve their turns. Plattekill, with our varied terrain - steeps, cruisers, ridge runs and woods – and our unique, indie-vibe, suits telemark skiers perfectly.

Friday, 04 January 2013 20:39

Learn to Ski Platty Style... The New Bunny Slope.

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The day I learned to ski it was 6 degrees in the Catskills. People kept telling us, the us being me and my husband and the other never-ever with us, to be careful of frostbite. How would we get it? We sidestepped up and down a hill for hours it seemed working up a sweat. I remember trying to turn and getting told off for not snowplowing. I’d skied once as a teen on long straight skis (a miserable week in VT where girls from my all-girls’ school in VA were on spring break). I recall one of those girls talking longingly of bumps and moguls, which I had no idea to be well bumps and moguls but thought perhaps rich people skiing too.