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Scenic Chairlift Rides

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Enjoy Spectacular views on a Chairlift Ride

Ascend up 1,100 feet of elevation and take in the beauty of the Catskill Mountains!   When you arrive at the top, go for a hike or pack a picnic lunch! Then, hop back on the lift for the best part, a ride back to the base with majestic, panoramic Catskill Mountain views!

     Chairlift Rides         $10BUY NOW button
     Children under 5     $7

 
2017 Lift Schedule for chairlift rides are as follows:

*  July 1-2 9am-7pm
*  July 8-9 9am-5pm
*  August 5-6 9am-7pm
*  September 2-3 9am-6pm
*  October 7-8 9am-6pm 

 

Geocaching

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hikersThis Summer discover G E O C A C H I N G at Plattekill Mountain!

What is Geocaching?
It's a real-world outdoor treasure hunt with a modern day technological twist and an activity that can be fun for the whole family! Geocaches can be found all over the world and now, you can enjoy the great outdoors, fresh air and exercise on a fun hike while searching for hidden treasures or "caches" right here at Plattekill! Simply use a GPS unit to help you navigate a specific set of coordinates and ultimately find the hidden geocaches at the designated locations.  Best of all, it's a great activity for any age and requires no previous experience!

Plattekill's official (10) designated Geocache Points are hidden spanning over 5 miles of trails.   You'll find some caches easy to find, and others much more challenging. You can access all of the geocache locations by hiking from Plattekill's base Lodge, however we recommend riding the Double Chairlift to the Northface peak and beginning your geocache adventure from the mountaintop to make the most of your day.  Lifts operate on weekends.  Please call ahead for Double Chair Lift Schedule.
Lift Access Pass is $7/per person and operate weekends from 10am - 5pm.

 Rules of Geocaching
Once you find a geocache box, inside you'll find a logbook and cache treasures. 

The rule of the cachebox is if you take something from the cache, you have to leave something of equal or greater value.  (Souvenir items are available for purchase in our bike shop before your journey).  Then sign the logbook and/or write about your find in the cache logbook.  You can also log your experiences or share your stories and photos at www.geocaching.com.  Then you return the geocache to its original location. 

Geocaching Equipment:
GPS units are available to rent for $15/day.
Rentals are available Wednesdays thru Sundays 10 – 4 p.m.
Rental units are fully loaded with all 10 Geocache coordinate locations preprogrammed and are easy to use.
You can also bring your own GPS or cell phone with the proper GPS loaded application.


Plattekill's 10 Cache Locations:Geocaching in the Catskills.
Plattekill Mountain's caches are hidden in ammo boxes placed along the snowshoeing and beginner trail system.  The following list is in order from the top-of-the-mountain heading down the mountain. 

Coordinates are as follows:
Chart Your Way – N 42◦ 17.122, W 074◦ 39.762    hint: See Title
Rascal’s Flatts – N 42◦ 17.177, W 074◦ 40.017      hint:  Tree Down
Platty Rocks – N 42◦ 17.088, W 074◦ 40.001        hint: Between a Rock & a Hard Place
Geo Sandwich – N 42◦ 17.030, W 074◦ 39.869     hint:  Is in the Title
T-Bar Tales – N 42◦ 16.967, W 074◦ 39.735         hint:  Downed Trees
Laszlo’s Lodge – N 42◦ 16.898, W 074◦ 39.622     hint:  Ask a gnome
Twist & Shout – N 42◦ 17.017, W 074◦ 39.609     hint:  ski trail
Black Diamond – N 42◦ 16.993, W 074◦ 39.394     hint:  Look to the Ledges
Blues Squared – N 42◦ 17.163, W 074◦ 39.159     hint:  between 2 Paths
Barney’s Bluff – N 42◦ 17.277, W 074◦ 39.182      hint:  eye level ledges


Good luck and have FUN! 

 

Kayaking

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This summer, discover the beauty of the Catskill Mountains by  kayak!  Cool off and take a paddle on nearby Lake Wawaka in Halcottsville, NY located just down the road from Plattekill Mountain. 

Single and Tandem Kayak rentals as well as stand up paddle boards are available plus...  Discounted Group Rates are also available for groups of 10 or more rentals when you call us in advance (607) 326-3500.

Visit us at Plattekill Mountain for DISCOUNT COUPONS FOR $5 OFF EVERY BOAT RENTAL! 

You don't need to bring anything but yourself.  Lifevests and paddles are included in all pricing.

Boat Rentals:

SINGLE KAYAK  $30
TANDEM KAYAK $45

Bike Racing

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2017 Racing Season

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2017  VITTORIA EASTERN STATES CUP DH July 8-9, 2017

  *** OPEN BOTH DAYS FOR RECREATIONAL RIDING & RACING AS THE VITTORIA ESC CIRCUIT COMES TO PLATTEKILL!!!  ***

-- RACE REGISTRATION LINK --   
All racers must register online!  Payment will be accepted at registration when race release form and license are presented.

Racers: CLICK HERE for start times!

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SCHEDULE:
Saturday
9am-1pm Registration Open 
9am-5pm Lift Operates for race practice and recreational riding

Sunday
8am-11am Registration Open
8am-11:30am Lift Operates for Course Practice
9am-5pm Lift Operates for recreational riding
12pm Downhill Race Start (Category start times to be posted Saturday)
4pm Awards

ENTRY FEES & REGISTRATION DETAILS:
(all entries include Saturday & Sunday lift ticket)  Pro $90, Cat 1/2/3 $80, Under 14 $60
-- Registration fess and tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.
-- Visa, Mastercard, Discover and Amex accepted, sorry no checks. 
-- Events are USA Cycling sanctioned and require a USA Cycling License:   $10 day licenses available at registration.
-- ALL PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUIRED TO SIGN A WAIVER AT REGISTRATION. Participants under 18 must have parent/guardian signature.

CAMPING:
Camping available onsite...$20/night, $30/weekend.

ADDITIONAL ITEMS:
-- Athletes not present at the start area for their posted start time may lose their opportunity to race.
-- Athletes must be at awards ceremony (exact time posted on race day) in order to receive prizes - awards will not be mailed.
-- NO outside alchohol permitted on premises.
-- Dogs must be leashed at all times.  Dogs are NOT allowed in the base lodge.

Click for rules, categories and all the details!