About us

Plattekill Mountain…who we are.

Nestled in the Northwestern Catskills of New York, at the end of a country road in a boxed canyon-like setting, one will find Plattekill Mountain.

Fiercely independent, Plattekill is part of a shrinking number of privately owned and operating ski mountains in the industry, offering a laid-back, authentic vibe.   At Plattekill, we celebrate the soul of skiing and mountain culture.

This season marks the 25th Anniversary Year for the Vajtay Family who have been operating Plattekill since 1993, catering to what they know best, families, and getting back to the basics with a genuine mountain experience.

The January 6th, 2019 edition of the Sunday NY Times says “25 years later, the scrappy, indie mountain is thriving” and Powder Magazine’s Porter Fox, describes Plattekill in their December 2018 edition as The Alta of the Catskills.” 

We are humbled and proud of this recent recognition in these most notable publications and we hope you’ll come give us a visit this winter and see for yourself what makes a day at Plattekill Mountain, different.

THINK SNOW…and see you on the slopes!

–  The Plattekill Family

NEW for 2018/19 Season!


Super Bowl Sunday better spent on the slopes – Times Herald Record – February 8, 2019
Chasing Plake – NY Ski Blog on Glen Plake’s visit to Plattekill Mt – February 4, 2019
For Rent:  A Family Mountain – New York Times (Sunday edition), January 6, 2019
Forever Wild the many secrets of New York’s Catskill Mountains – Powder Magazine, December, 2018
NYSkiBlog Coverage of Plattekill 
The Vibe Alone Makes these 5 Little Ski Areas Worth the Visit –  unofficialnetworks.com December 2017


Mountain Stats:

Plattekill at a distanceweb
  • Elevation: 3,500 feet
  • Vertical: 1,100 feet
  • Lifts: 4
    Triple Chair
    Double Chair
    Carpet Lift (Learning Center)
    Handle Tow (Tubing Park)
  • Longest Trail: 2 miles
  • Average Snowfall: 175″
  • Snowmaking:  75%
  • Terrain Park: 1
Trails: 38
20% Easier
    40% Difficult
    20% More Difficult
   20% Most Difficult
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