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  • 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
  • Monday, 4 January 2016
    It’s been quite the test of faith this winter when trying to gear up to travel to the mountains for winter fun.  You look out your window and see earth tones of brown, yellow or possibly some green but not much snow.  But there you are with Season Pass in hand or looking to purchase your first ticket for the upcoming season, anxious to put your skis or board on the snow. November ... Read more
  • Sunday, 27 December 2015
    Winter, as we know it, is “slow approaching” this year, but don’t let that keep you from visiting the mountains where we still have lots of fun both on and off the slopes.  If you’ve seen the romantic images of a ski lodge, happy people relaxing by a fire with a warm drink in hand … we’ve got all that here!   Plus, we have snow too!  Although not much from Mother Nature ... Read more
  • Tuesday, 22 December 2015
    The holidays are upon us and 2016 is staring us in the face.  But what happened to the white Christmas?  Where is our snow this year?  Everyone remembers last year … the storm that brought a very white Thanksgiving and those cold temps that kept us going until well after the Easter holiday (we had a storm that day too).  Even the storm that hit our region in 2010 is still in ... Read more
  • Thursday, 29 October 2015
    Back in 1993, the current owners of Plattekill Mountain in Roxbury, NY, came across something they couldn’t pass up – a mountain on the auction block, and a dream.   Now, 22 years later, this family-owned and operated Upstate NY ski resort run by the Vajtay Family, has come a long way with many milestones. This season is no exception as they unveil a new carpet conveyor lift in their Learning Center. One might ... Read more
  • Monday, 20 October 2014
    We have expanded our Learning Center this year!  After realizing last year that we needed a bigger space.  We have also relocated our handle tow lift allowing more room on the trail for introductory lessons.  Learn more about our lesson programs by clicking here. NEW ADDITION 2014-15… the Jr. Development Program for intermediate skiers ages 7-17.  This program will run 8 consecutive Saturdays beginning January 10th, with the exception of holiday periods. We are ... Read more
  • 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