ok maybe it’s not secret that it’s snowing and it’s been snowing for the last bunch of weeks leaving the conditions in the Catskill Mountains epically amazing! What you might not know too much about is Plattekill Mountain, located off Route 30 in Roxbury NY ~ living in the Hudson Valley, I’ve heard about the mysterious “Powder Daize” and the lure of this mountain that only opens when the snow is perfection (or Friday – Sundays + Holidays throughout the season!)
A day or two after Storm Linus had left us, Plattekill was still open, which means the getting was still going to be great! So off we went and WOW what a day. Winding up route 30, looking for our destination was exciting we kept winding up this mountain road waiting to see a sign of the mountain. Then all of a sudden you are staring a an old school triple chair that goes for what seems miles into the sky… Plattekill is as comfortable as your favorite pair of snow boots ~ small, unassuming, filled with anything you need to enjoy your day on the hill!
We parked our car just steps away from the ticket window and we were good to go. No frills, just chills awaited us ~ simplicity is key at Plattekill. Grab your gear and go, we went with the flow, no trail map needed but here’s a glimpse into their 38 trails, so you can see for yourself. The trails are long and have some of the steepest riding in the Catskills. If riding in tree glades is your thing this is the place, basically just follow the person ahead of you because chances are they know where the goods are.
The best news is that Plattekill is open everyday during presidents week, so there you have it my secret is out! For more info on Plattekill and all of NY State’s great Ski Resorts visit www.ISkiNY.com – and great news for families #iSKINY is still offering 3rd and 4th Grader Passports ~ who doesn’t love free skiing??
Here’s some more fun from our epic day on the mountain – you will be sorry if you miss out on this hidden gem of NY!
xx Jen #keepridingforward #eastwinswinter2015 #ispyNY