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  • Wednesday, 16 January 2013
    Nate in the Skiers Bistro Platty is a place where few people want to leave and many want to come. Well not that many, not too many, not so many that the die-hard fans are chased away. Though thanks to Unofficial Networks, Platty now tops the list of where to ski on the East this MLK weekend. And if you want to stay at Platty (because who wants to leave, see above) there ... Read more
  • Saturday, 12 January 2013
    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. Read more
  • Friday, 4 January 2013
    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 ... Read more
  • Sunday, 30 December 2012
                  Really there’s nothing to say. 1, because I your fearless blogger am too tired. 2) because if you look at Facebook you will find countless posts on knee-deep powder. It snowed. Hard. The sun came out. A better day couldn’t be had. I heard fine, fine rumors about snow in the trees — in fact I believe them to be true given how windy it was. Not that I’m advocating you ski ... Read more
  • Thursday, 27 December 2012
    Really what is there to say about the skiing today? You could measure it in feet and that is no small thing. The powder was deep, steep and a bit heavy but what a day. And new trails skied from Blockbuster to Free Fall and the Plunge. Everyone was getting fresh tracks. Just stay in the fall line and remember not to turn too much (memo to self). And this weekend is ... Read more
  • Sunday, 23 December 2012
    Yes, you like to ski (or ahem “ride”). If you didn’t, you wouldn’t be here at Platty’s blog. And, I can bet that you are dreaming of a white Christmas. Perhaps the refrain of Crosby’s classic song is winding its way through your mind right now. Yes, “and may all your Christmases be white.” I promise this one is. And will be, but rather than Bing’s confection, I give you real snow. Yes, ... Read more
  • Friday, 21 December 2012
    Welcome to the Platty’s new site: more info, faster, better, and yes we like our server now even. And, guess what? The blog is on the homepage, so you can easily click to see your fine Platty Blogger’s words. Now most of you fans and friends and frequenters of Plattekill know this is family mountain (but with hardcore terrain, oh, and a new beginner area – more on that soon). And by ... Read more
  • Monday, 26 November 2012
    With opening day fast approaching, stay tuned right here for the lastest news from the Plattekill Mountain Bloggers. We are a collection of bloggers who are passionate about a Catskill mountain: Plattekill in Roxbury, New York. Join us as we ski, ride and post about the snowfall, terrain, news, events, and people that make Plattekill one of the East’s great family mountain sports destinations. Read more
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