Blog

  • Monday, 20 October 2014
    All new snowmaking for the 2014-15 season on the headwalls of Twist and Ridge Run trails off our double chairlift. This area is brand new to snowmaking. This is a HUGE improvement to two of our most popular trails. We have also expanded the snowmaking power on The Plunge trail under the double chair making for much faster opening of the trail for the upcoming season. Read more
  • Tuesday, 14 October 2014
    Get ready for the all-new permanent “tower-mounted fan guns” that have replaced the existing snowguns on our Lower Face trail! This will make for a TON more snowmaking – faster and deeper than ever before!  This is one of our most widely used trails on the lower part under the triple chair.  This will also provide a deeper base for racing.  Are you ready for winter?! We are!! Read more
  • Tuesday, 30 September 2014
    As chillier weather has become the norm and fall colors are now in full bloom, another awesome season is here… The ideal time for all types of activities on the mountaintop including biking, hiking, geocaching and of course, scenic chairlift skyrides with spectacular colors.  BUT that’s not all…with the fall season here, fall just wouldn’t be complete without… PLATTEPALOOZA…our 5th annual Family Fall Festival on October 11.   We’ll have Live Music, pumpkin painting, vendors, bounce house, ski ... Read more
  • Monday, 18 August 2014
    They say music lifts your heart, warms the soul and makes you feel good, so for that very reason, Plattekill Mountain in Roxbury, NY has decided to feature a “MUSIC ON THE MOUNTAIN” free concert on Saturday, August 30th. This family-friendly event will take place from 3-7pm with plenty of fun for young and old to enjoy the last few official days of summer, plus beautiful Catskill mountain views and just kick ... Read more
  • Thursday, 12 June 2014
    Days are getting longer and warmer and that means more hours in a day for summer activities and we’ve got that covered here at Plattekill.   Much more than just winter activities, we’ve got fun and adventure coming to you year round.  We have evolved into a four season destination and this year we plan to continue to expand offerings with a “Music on the Mountain” free family concert Saturday August 30 (stay tuned for more) and ... Read more
  • Friday, 16 May 2014
    As we gear up for the official arrival of the summer season with Memorial Day Weekend coming up, you most likely don’t think about hitting a ski resort for some summer fun in the sun.  Ski Mountains after all are for winter, skiing, boarding, snowtubing and the like.  However, quite the contrary is what you’ll find at most resorts, and Plattekill (or Platty as most come to call us) is no exception.  In ... Read more
  • Thursday, 24 April 2014
    Old Man Winter has put away the skis and snowboards here on Plattekill Mountain and with just a little more cooperation from Mother Nature, Spring will be here in full swing!  The year-round fun continues out on the Platty trails as its time to get back on the slopes and hurtle the bikes on the biking trails.  Pedaling since 1995, Plattekill was one of the first ever lift-served mountain bike parks to open ... Read more
  • Sunday, 9 March 2014
    I’m getting ahead of myself because the story of John and Jill actually starts with Jill. Jill was an avid skier. She was also single. She spent her days at many different hills but never at Platty. I know this sounds like a sad story, but wait, I promise it gets better. So Jill was at another mountain when a friend mentioned Platty. Jill decided to give it a try. And so ... Read more
  • Thursday, 27 February 2014
    SKIING AT PLATTEKILL can often feel like being part of skiing’s heritage. The hill is old school, keeping it real. There are even skiers on long skis – and not because they didn’t update their gear, but because they believe in skiing the way it once was. Harder, more challenging. True to its roots. It’s also why tele skiers sing Platty’s praises. (And why there’s the Telefest this weekend). But the hill ... Read more
  • Monday, 17 February 2014
    TELESKIERS, WE’VE ALL SEEN THEM sashaying down the slopes at Plattekill. They look strangely athletic and relaxed at the same time. Plus those beards. The free-heel technique has always fascinated me so I thought I’d trade my skis for some tele skis for an afternoon. (click the “read more” button below to real all about my hijinks on the hill and see if I did actually free my mind). I took an hour lesson ... Read more