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  • 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
  • Friday, 21 June 2013
    The July 4th weekend at Plattekill will definately not be lacking in one thing…ACTION!  The lifts will spin July 4-7…all 4 days for the July 4th Holiday weekend for recreational riding as well as hosting the EthirteenEast Coast Showdown event featuring Downhill racing , Super D and Enduro events –more–.  We’ll be offering FREE Thursday and Friday tickets to anyone who participates in all 3 events, so come put your skills to the test and SAVE ... Read more
  • Monday, 18 March 2013
    We’re working overtime getting geared up for next weekend’s BIG ProGRT DH race here at Plattekill. The coursephoto8 is being prepped, tweeked, raked and dialed for the event. We just finished the finish line area and added an all new bridge take off as an alternative to years past wallride. This race is gonna be a GOOD ONE! Pro/Cat1/Cat 2 will all share the same course with several “optional” go around sections and ... Read more
  • Friday, 8 March 2013
    MTB Season begins at Platty. Since opening day for biking, it’s been been full speed ahead with trail work here at Plattekill. We’ve got TONS of work going on all over the mountain on our bike 3769635880 20fddebfdd mtrails as we are full speed ahead working on an ALL NEW course for the Plattekill ProGRT Downhill race coming to Plattekill May 26. In addition, we’ve had a small army out on the ... Read more
  • Wednesday, 6 March 2013
    …and Sam Boice is one of ours! Working at a ski hill can be thankless and cold. Many jobs are hardly glamorous, parking one of them. Try telling someone who wants to park in the loading zone she can’t or that plum spot, the one right by the lodge, isn’t available. But Sam Boice has turned the work into something else entirely, something like a calling. It’s still cold (and he’s there ... Read more
  • Tuesday, 26 February 2013
    Image from the National Ski Patrol – this is not Ansell. Or the telemarker, or the priest “Can you see me?” Ansell Hawkins was asked. “Yes, I can,” was the answer, and now nearly a year to the day later, he explain. “Yes, I could see him – the most handsome telemarker bent over me.” Now before I continue, you can file this under the but-for-the-grace-of-god column. Personally every time I see a ... Read more