Blog

  • Wednesday, 11 January 2017
    While you’re preparing for both turkey and the ski season, Isaac and I on the blog are reliving the past. Actually not reliving our past, we’re discovering it as neither of us was skiing in the 70s. In 1971 Plattekill was keeping it real and still the hidden gem we know today. Stan Fischler (sports writer and hockey historian) wrote for New York Magazine: “I’m always amazed to discover that on any given weekend, ... Read more
  • Friday, 23 December 2016
    December 21 marked the first day of Winter and we couldn’t be happier. If our opening day (December 17) was any indication, it looks like we’re in for a great season! We received an awesome foot of fresh powder, allowing our guests to take full advantage of the whole mountain—it’s been quite a while since we were open 100% on DAY ONE! Even though the next day’s weather was rainy, we have been ... Read more
  • Thursday, 22 December 2016
    When the first day of the season=100% open, you know your scarcity fears are over. When you’re the first one in the parking lot and the owner is still plowing because all of a sudden there’s another six inches of snow… ? When you get on the chair and you can’t see any tracks even though you’re not the first one on (or off)…? When the second lift opens, and the terrain is untouched…? That ... Read more
  • Wednesday, 20 July 2016
    Ski resorts, by nature, are known for their winter activities and events.  Did you know that there is just as much activity happening at these resorts during the summer months?   Plattekill Mountain, in Roxbury, NY, is no exception in taking on a secret identity in the warmer months, while still “keeping it real”. The sun is shining, the flora is evergreen, and everything: music, skyrides, mountain bikes and beer – flow freely. There’s ... Read more
  • Monday, 27 June 2016
    Plattekill Mountain is hosting the first NY Outdoor Expo on July 9th, 2016 (rain date of July 10).  This event will promote tourism and recreation in the Catskill Mountain region and showcase a multitude of outdoor recreation opportunities throughout New York State. Vendors and exhibitors from all fields of the outdoor community will be represented:  biking, hiking, trail running, paddling, archery, fly fishing, hunting, wildlife rehabilitation and more and will be leading ... Read more
  • Monday, 9 May 2016
    A lack of things to do is typically not an issue at Plattekill Mountain in Roxbury, NY with the mountain now open for summertime activities.  Offering lift-served mountain biking, hiking and scenic chairlift rides and bike rentals every weekend. Want a great Catskill Mountain Biking experience?  Guests can choose from a variety of packages with all you’ll need to for a day out on the trails (bike rentals, gear, ticket and guided tour) and they ... Read more
  • Sunday, 24 April 2016
    The warmer weather looks like it’s here to stay, though it seems like we didn’t really get away from it this past winter. The springtime foliage is blooming and there’s a whole new group of people who want to experience the sport of lift accessed mountain biking and fall in love with this great Catskill Mountain experience. Now, you don’t have to run out and buy a bike, and you surely don’t want to ... Read more
  • Tuesday, 29 March 2016
    The ski season at Plattekill Mountain in Roxbury, NY may have ended, but the mountain bike season has already begun due to the early arrival of Spring.  The two seasons literally overlapped this year at Plattekill, and they opened their trails to mountain bikers two weeks ago in conjunction with the closing weekend for the 2015-16 ski season.  The unseasonably warm weather made for earlier trail clearing of winter debris, and since ... Read more
  • Monday, 14 March 2016
    For most winter enthusiasts, the 2015-16 season will go down in the history books as the winter that wasn’t.  As far as good ol’ Mother Nature was concerned, completely uncooperative, according to Plattekill Mountain in Roxbury, NY.  However, needless to say, they have been fighting the good fight against odds to bring winter to the mountain for their guests this season.  According to Ken Davie, Operations Manager at the mountain “this winter ... Read more
  • Monday, 7 March 2016
    The month of March is filled with facts, myths and traditions when we observe the Ides of March (March 15) and St. Patrick’s Day (March 17).  The same holds true for the annual celebration of St. PLATTY’s Day at Plattekill Mountain. So, maybe you’re asking yourself right now … what is St. PLATTY’s Day?  St. Patrick’s Day in the United States was created by Irish-Americans … as you might already have guessed, St. ... Read more