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  • 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
  • Tuesday, 11 February 2014
    The Winter Games are in full swing. Kids and adults alike are dreaming about gold. Maybe you just want to have a little taste of catching some big air? Maybe you just love watching those other big air freaks doing their thing? If any of this applies to you, then Platty is the place to be this SATURDAY. Sick Trix is sponsoring a Big Air Competition with big air, big tricks, and ... Read more
  • Saturday, 8 February 2014
    YOU’VE BEEN LOOKING AT the snow forecast, thinking you’ll come up and stay. Thinking you should’ve pulled the trigger and taken Pres. Week a week early. Well Platty is this mythic place where powder lasts and lift lines don’t exist. The hill is old school, vintage, the heart of skiing… Which also translates into no mountain village, no identikit experience, no on-hill lodging. Instead to ski-and-stay you’re staying in the heart of the ... Read more
  • Friday, 7 February 2014
    A picture better be worth a thousand words, because today all I have for you are photos taken on Platty’s first PowderDaize of the 13-14 season. And that second one here is the only lift line I’ve ever stood in at Platty. Thank you Sarah Rogers for holding my place at the front (proving there are friends on a powder day at least until you get off the chair). And this being Platty ... Read more
  • Saturday, 1 February 2014
    You know a ski day is good when you get two pictures. Both of me shot by someone else. It means I didn’t stop and shoot. I couldn’t, and there were so many things I wanted to take a picture of. Here in list form (click the read more button below to see it).   The Roxbury ski racers both in pink ski pants (one must be Erin Hubbell) lying down skis propped at the top of ... Read more
  • Thursday, 23 January 2014
    While just about everything in the Hudson Valley is being labeled “the New Brooklyn,” we can promise you Platty is not the “new” anything. It’s about as old school as you get. Lodge with good bar (check). Fixed double chair (check). Long runs, good vert (check and check) and good snow. Now Brooklyn thanks to the Diamond bar is coming to Platty. (Click that little read more button below to get the ... Read more
  • Friday, 17 January 2014
    Sometimes pictures count more than words. And, with the way the weather was, well, I didn’t have much to say. Except that yesterday’s 4 inches felt like a foot. (And yes, I treated it like a powder day). Which attests to the sad state of affairs in my weather world. Or just my ski addiction. However, hope (and flakes) are in the air for those us addicted to the white stuff… MLK ... Read more
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