About us

About Us.

Plattekill Mountain is nestled in the Northwestern Catskills of New York, offering skiing, snowboarding and snowtubing winter fun!  Choose from 38 exciting trails and 1100′ of vertical drop, we have something for everyone.  You’ll find terrain for all ability levels from 2 mile long beginner trails to double black diamond steeps (some of the steepest in the east).

Fiercely independent, Plattekill has been privately owned and operated by the Vajtay family since 1993 and prides itself on offering a laid-back, authentic family vibe.  At Plattekill, we offer a genuine mountain experience and cater to what we know best, families.

The fun doesn’t stop with just winter.  In fact we have exciting events all spring-summer-fall too From FREE music concerts to mountaintop weddings to biking, mountaintop yoga and private events, we have a chock-full calendar planned.

We hope that you come for a visit anytime of year and see for yourself what makes Plattekill Mountain, different.

THINK SNOW…and see you on the slopes!

–  The Plattekill Family



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.

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