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  • Sunday, 22 December 2013
    So here it is, that time of year that some of us love, some of us hate, and some of us just seem to spend eating our weight in cookies. That makes me think of that New Year’s resolution I have about exercise….yeah, yeah I know we are all going to eat better, exercise more, etc. A few weeks back I talked about old dogs and new tricks. My follow up is ... Read more
  • Friday, 20 December 2013
    ‘Twas the weekend before Christmas when all over the ski hill, The sound of snow guns could be heard, so the trails they would be filled. Macker sat high on his groomer laying out carpets of white. While Laz on his snowplow made sure no cars would have a fright. Because already in December the snow had come aplenty, And so far the number of skiers might have been only one hundred and twenty. So, the fine folks ... Read more
  • Thursday, 12 December 2013
    Okay there are always questions that come with Opening Day. Can you find your ski socks? (check). Your gloves and helmet? (check). Have you sharpened your edges? (check.) And have you packed cash to tip the bartender? (check). Because remember Platty’s bar is awesome. But then there’s how it feels to get back on the hill, that Opening Day fluttler of nervousness at skiing for the first time in a new ... Read more
  • Sunday, 8 December 2013
    In a country where we seem to love everything super-sized from our meals to our cars, we must ask if size really matters? Is bigger always better? Naturally, when discussing bank accounts, bigger is better and a few extra zeros on the end of my paycheck wouldn’t make me complain either. But what about our mountain? We are not the biggest. Not even close. We don’t have the most trails or the most ... Read more
  • Friday, 22 November 2013
    Someone asked me the other day if I shred. That is funny. It’s funny because one look at me and you would know that I do not shred anything but paper. Don’t get me wrong, I love the winter. I love to ski but getting on a snowboard? No. So, here we are working on what is expected to be a killer terrain park. Things like rails and jibs have become part of ... Read more
  • Wednesday, 13 November 2013
    The wooly bear caterpillar can predict a bad winter if it’s black in the front or if the middle is wide. Or is it black in the middle and brown in the front? Wait, I think it’s squirrels with bushier tales and low nests! Thick shells on the acorns and birds heading south early are all signs of a big winter ahead! Ahh yes, it’s that time of year again. The time when ... Read more
  • Thursday, 24 October 2013
    With the arrival of the FIRST SNOW this morning, Thursday, Oct 24, we are buzzing with excitement and anticipation of a great ski season here on the mountain. The finishing touches are being put on the new trail maps, snow making equipment, and our lodge, to welcome old friends and new. Speaking of exciting….every thought about RENTING A SKI MOUNTAIN all to yourself for your exclusive use this winter? We’ve got that available ... Read more
  • Tuesday, 24 September 2013
    October 12, 2013 will mark the 4th annual –PLATTEPALOOZA– event here at Plattekill.  This countdown-to-winter family fall festival celebration has become a popular Columbus Weekend event at the mountain and will be returning once again for it’s fourth year. The event brings skiers, non-skiers, mountain bikers, leaf peapers, young and old, all together for a fun time in the splendor of fall. As in all the years past, the highlight of the event will be the mountain ... Read more
  • Wednesday, 28 August 2013
    THE WEEKEND The 2013 Labor Day Weekend is upon us and Plattekill will be featuring both recreational mountain biking as well as racing as the Eastern States Cup Downhill Race Series makes a stop at Platty for race #8 on the race circuit tour.  The exciting downhill race event will take place on Sunday at 11am and is open to all, not just racers racing the series.   Plattekill encourages anyone intersted in bike racing to ... Read more
  • Saturday, 13 July 2013
    Plattekill Mountain is gearing up for mud, adventure and most importantly fun, with preparations full speed ahead as they get ready to host the ‘Superhero Scramble Adventure Race’ coming to Plattekill Mountain in Roxbury, NY on Saturday July 20. This challenging adventure endurance race to be held at the mountain will be complete with over twenty obstacles spanning over four miles of terrain across the entire mountain.  This event is the first of ... Read more