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Plattekill Mountain
Nearest city Roxbury, New York
Coordinates 42°17′25″N 74°39′13″W / 42.290251°N 74.653678°W / 42.290251; -74.653678Coordinates: 42°17′25″N 74°39′13″W / 42.290251°N 74.653678°W / 42.290251; -74.653678
Vertical 1,100 feet (340 m)
Top elevation 3,500 ft (1,100 m)
Base elevation 2,400 ft (730 m)
Runs 38
Terrain parks 1
Snowfall 175 in (4.4 m)
Snowmaking 75%
Website http://plattekill.com/
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Plattekill North Face Trail view

Plattekill Mountain is a privately owned and operated ski and bike resort northwest of Catskill Park in the town of Roxbury, New York. It features a vertical drop of 1,100 feet (335 meters) with 38 trails of varying degrees of difficulty.

The main lodge is located at 2400' elevation with the highest peak reaching an elevation of 3500'. The resort has amenities such as a cafeteria, bar, pro shop, equipment rentals, ski school, lockers and fireplaces/stoves on each of its 3 levels.

There are two ski lifts accessing the mountain's peaks. There are also surface lifts at the beginner area and in the snow tubing park.

History

Between the late 1950s and the early 1990s Plattekill Mountain was owned and operated by the Hinkley family. During those 33 years the ski center gained the reputation of having some of the steepest and most challenging terrain in the region. After a number of warm and dry ski seasons - and following a costly real-estate development project that had failed - the property went into foreclosure and ownership was taken over briefly by the Small Business Administration in 1992.

By 1993 there were a number of parties interested in buying Plattekill Mountain - and on April 30, 1993 the property was purchased for an undisclosed amount via a sealed bid by Mr. Lászlo Vajtay who was a former instructor and life-long skier at Plattekill Mountain.

Over the years the mountain has undergone numerous improvements including modernization of its existing snow making systems and grooming equipment as well as the installation of a Hall Double Chair that originally was installed in 1977 at nearby Belleayre Mountain to replace an aging Hall T-bar, which had been installed in 1961.

Today the resort operates year round as a ski area in the winter and, in summer, has become a popular venue for weddings as well as mountain biking with several trails intertwining through the ski trails. Telemark skiing is popular here, and it is one of the few resorts that offers both Telemark lessons and rentals of Freeheel equipment.

Statistics

  • Base: 2,400 ft (730 m)
  • Summit: 3,500 ft (1,070 m)
  • Vertical drop: 1,100 ft (340 m)
  • Number of Trails: 38, beginner 20% intermediate 40% advanced 20% expert 20%

Trails and Glades

Name of trail Rating
Upper Powder Puff Ski trail rating symbol-green circle.svg
Lower Powder Puff Ski trail rating symbol-green circle.svg
Crossover Ski trail rating symbol-green circle.svg
Beginner Learning Center Ski trail rating symbol-green circle.svg
Express Lane Ski trail rating symbol-green circle.svg
Overlook Ski trail rating symbol-green circle.svg
Name of trail Rating
Sundown Ski trail rating symbol-blue square.svg
Bail Out Ski trail rating symbol-blue square.svg
Lower Ridge Ski trail rating symbol-blue square.svg
Lower Northface Ski trail rating symbol-blue square.svg
Gateway Ski trail rating symbol-blue square.svg
Shredded Mozzarella Ski trail rating symbol-blue square.svg
Lower Face Ski trail rating symbol-blue square.svg
Drop In Ski trail rating symbol-blue square.svg
Lower Twist Ski trail rating symbol-blue square.svg
Cat Track Ski trail rating symbol-blue square.svg
Just Do It Ski trail rating symbol-blue square.svg
I Think I Can Ski trail rating symbol-blue square.svg

Backdraft

Ski trail rating symbol-blue square.svg
Switchback Ski trail rating symbol-blue square.svg
Buckle Up Ski trail rating symbol-blue square.svg
Horse Shoe Ski trail rating symbol-blue square.svg
Home Run Ski trail rating symbol-blue square.svg
Wing It Ski trail rating symbol-blue square.svg
Name of trail Rating
Upper Ridge Run Ski trail rating symbol-black diamond.svg
Upper Twist Ski trail rating symbol-black diamond.svg
The Cliffs Ski trail rating symbol-black diamond.svg
Bumps Ski trail rating symbol-black diamond.svg
Upper Face Ski trail rating symbol-black diamond.svg
Lower Plunge Ski trail rating symbol-black diamond.svg
The Chute Ski trail rating symbol-black diamond.svg
Name of trail Rating
Freefall Ski trail rating symbol-double black diamond.svg
Upper Northface Ski trail rating symbol-double black diamond.svg
Pipeline Ski trail rating symbol-double black diamond.svg
Upper Plunge Ski trail rating symbol-double black diamond.svg
Blockbuster Ski trail rating symbol-double black diamond.svg
Giant Slalom Ski trail rating symbol-double black diamond.svg
TERRAIN PARK on Lower Face Ski trail rating symbol-double black diamond.svg
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