Ski Monday! - Plattekill Mountain ... hidden gem of the Catskills

Monday is usually ski day for Mrs. MTBMan1 and me. And today was no exception.

Today we went to Plattekill Mountain in the town of Roxbury in the Catskills.

Mainly because this week lift tickets are only $10!

But we really had a great time.

This is a sweet little mountain. It's not very big. Family owned.

Their snowmaking is not extensive so they really depend on natural snow so only 9 out of 35 trails were open today.

But we don't care. We pretty much stick to one or 2 trails that we like best anyway.

Anyhow the trails that were open were in excellent condition. Well groomed granular. The thing about this mountain is that because so few people frequent it, the snow stays great all day. It seems like there were only 15 people on the mountain. In any event it is NOT crowded.

If you read the customer reviews the place really rocks when they get dumped on. Great powder that stays because it's not over skied.

Some people complained about not having high speed lifts but I didn't think it was too bad. I've seen worse.

It was a beautiful sunny day, about 30 degrees all day.

Here are some pics:

Lift at the top

Shot from the lodge

This is me at the top

Your's truly

Another shot from the lodge

View of main mountain from "Powder Puff"

This felt cooler than it looks!

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  1. Anonymous Says:

    Thanks for the positive comments. We appreciate it. Your blog is a good read.


    Plattekill Mountain

  2. Unknown Says:

    No problem, Laszlo, I sincerely meant it! Thanks for reading and commenting!

    ...mtbman1 (gary)