Blog

  • 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
  • Tuesday, 1 March 2016
    With Spring right around the corner, the Spring Equinox falls on March 20th, many people are looking for flowers to bloom and are excited for the warmer temperatures.  But not the folks at Plattekill Mountain.  Hews of brown and green surround the mountain and the trails at Plattekill stick out like a neon sign promoting Winter, bright white carved throughout the mountainscape.  The snowguns at Plattekill are still creating a haze of Winter only on ... Read more
  • Monday, 22 February 2016
    What is Fake-mark you ask? Read on and you will learn. But first: Platty-mark. At other mountains you might see the odd telemark skier, but at Plattekill you’re guaranteed to see quite a few of them, often roaming in packs. Over the last four years Plattekill has become the tele Mecca of the Catskills, with gear rentals and lessons that you won’t find elsewhere. I’ve always thought that they look so elegant as ... Read more
  • Saturday, 16 January 2016
    This is the season, this is the quote. This is from Macker. He is the master of snowmaking at Platty. Now this could be a conversation that includes phrases like “wet-bulb temperature” (relating to humidity) and “inversion” (warmth in the upper atmosphere) both of which have taken a toll on snowmaking across the Northeast. Or, there’s the more commonly bandied “El Nino” (which sounds to me about like an armed bandit right ... Read more
  • Tuesday, 12 January 2016
    This map. It’s been settling arguments in the bar about length and descent since 1972. It’s beautiful. James Niehues eat your heart out. No lift lines. …and even if one does form, it’s so convivial that you’d hardly notice. Cheers. You wanna go to a place where everybody knows your name. It’s that “Norm!” moment when your ski buddies shout your name from the chairlift. It’s family run. If you don’t bump into Laszlo or Danielle in the lodge, you might ... Read more
  • Sunday, 10 January 2016
    Not so fast, you Debbie Downers!  There is no conclusive data from ANY weather source regarding El Nino years.  Some reports say that we’ll have below average snowfalls and other reports are indicating a much higher than average snowfall.  I’ve heard that someone coined a phrase for those who “wish” we’d see a snowfall – “wishcasting.”  Yup, that’s what we’re doing here at Plattekill a lot of WISHCASTING! So, we’re going to keep ... Read more