469 Plattekill Mountain Road, Roxbury , NY (Driving Directions to Plattekill)
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Plattekill Lift Ticket and Ski Pass Deals — 21 Deals Priced From $20.00 - $1295.00

Plattekill Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

  • 4 Beginner
  • 18 Intermediate
  • 6 Advanced
  • 7 Expert
Plattekill Mountain operates Friday thru Sunday and midweek during holiday periods (see resort website for operating hours) and for private mountain rentals (any day they are not open to the public) for private groups with all services operational. Mountain Rentals are available for purchase through Liftopia. Plattekill is known for its big mountain terrain, small mountain charm ... and great family friendly atmosphere.

Treat Yourself ...and Your Family! Carve turns down 2-mile long cruisers or challenge yourself on our double blacks. By mid-afternoon, hit trails that appear as though no one else had been on them that day. Escape the crowded slopes and lift lines and discover a best kept secret... come discover just what makes Plattekill a truly unique mountain!

Once at the mountain, skiers will find 35 trails to choose from, each one offering something different each and every run. Conditions are top notch with our vast amount of terrain, limited crowds and exceptional detail to snowmaking quality. These factors result in our snow staying fresh longer and not skied off by mid-day. Our "Powder Puff" beginner trail is the most famous of all, a great 2-mile cruiser with just the right pitch and for the experts, our double diamond "Blockbuster" trail offers 1,100 feet of 'continuous vertical' from top to bottom and is known as one of the steepest in the region.
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Plattekill Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available.
  • Terrain Park Terrain Park
    Ski area offers at least one terrain park.
  • Half Pipe Half Pipe
    Ski area offers a half pipe.
  • Cat Skiing Cat Skiing
    Cat skiing is available at this resort; may entail an add'l cost
  • Grooming Grooming
    This resort grooms a portion of its slopes.
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
    This resort is known for providing a family friendly atmosphere.
  • Expert Favorite Expert Favorite
    This resort is known for its challenging terrain.
  • Daycare Available Daycare Available
    Guests have access to daycare services; an additional charge may apply.
  • Slopeside Dining Slopeside Dining
    Resort offers at least one restaurant on the slopes; hours may vary.
  • Slopeside Lodging Slopeside Lodging
    This resort has slopeside lodging available; it may or may not be ski in/ski out.
  • Tubing Tubing
    This resort offers tubing activities; additional charges may apply
  • Wi-Fi Access Wi-Fi Access
    This resort is equipped with internet access; additional charges may apply
  • Skiers Only Skiers Only
    This resort does not allow snowboarding.
  • Ropes Course/Aerial Park Ropes Course/Aerial Park
    Resort offers ropes course/aerial park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Alpine Slide / Coaster Alpine Slide / Coaster
    Resort has Alpine Slide, Alpine Coast or both. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Concerts / Festivals Concerts / Festivals
    Frequent host of concerts or festivals.
  • Event Space/Conference Center Event Space/Conference Center
    Resort has event space & conference center available.
  • Former Olympic Site Former Olympic Site
    Resort is a former Olympic site.
  • Gambling Gambling
    Resort has legal gambling services.
  • Golf Course Golf Course
    Resort has a golf course. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Gondola Rides Gondola Rides
    Resort offers gondola rides.
  • Hiking Hiking
    Resort offers hiking trails and services. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Ice Skating Ice Skating
    Resort offers ice skating activities.
  • Indoor Waterpark Indoor Waterpark
    Resort offers indoor waterpark.
  • Mountain Biking Mountain Biking
    Resort offers mountain biking. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Outdoor Waterpark Outdoor Waterpark
    Resort offers outdoor water park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Segway Tours Segway Tours
    Resort offers segway tours. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Snowmobiling Snowmobiling
    Resort offers snowmobiling. Additional charges may apply.
  • Spa Spa
    Resort offers spa services. Additional charges may apply.
  • Zipline Zipline
    Resort offers zipline activities. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.

Plattekill Operations


Opening Soon for Snow Sports

Lifts Open/Total

0 of 3

Weekday Hours


Trails Open/Total

0 of 35

Weekend Hours


Plattekill Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

2,400 ft

24-hr Snowfall


Vertical Drop

1,100 ft

Avg Base Depth


Peak Elevation

3,500 ft

Plattekill Ski Pictures and Photos

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Plattekill Reviews & Tips (55)

I loved this mountain even though it's been a warm winter with no real natural snow (yet). Its what I call a "boutique" ski mountain, with a quaint but awesome lodge that has everything you need and most things you want. I don't love long lines and hoards of people and I didn't find that (I went on a Friday). The skiing was great, the views are spectacular, and the amenities just right. I hope I can continue to ski here for years and years to come. I paid $23 for a ticket and that is an amazing value for such a great mid-sized ski area.
Plattekill review written Jan 10 2016 - 09:20 PM
Tim Intermediate Skier
Nice mountain but old, slow lifts, that seem to stop for no reason. Lodge on a weekend is mobbed. Stay at Belleaye and Windham for the lifts lodges and a bar that serves more than one at a time
Plattekill review written Mar 08 2015 - 02:11 PM
Robert Intermediate Skier
This was my first time there and being unfamiliar with the terrain it was almost my undoing. there had been about 6" of new powder, which is wonderful anywhere, but it got above freezing and it was like skiing in mashed potatoes. I got caught on a double diamond and if it hadnt been for the help of an angel that came to my aid, I'd still be sitting on the top of the mountain. If you are a comfortable intermediate like myself, stay on the right hand side of the mountain. Normally I can do a black, but the blues are very challenging, rendering the blacks impossible. Met some nice people; staff very helpful, I'll be back.
Plattekill review written Feb 25 2015 - 06:17 AM
Gwen Pritchett Intermediate Skier
The wood skiing is great, no lift lines and nice staff, my new favorite mountain. This is the Mad River Glen of the Catskills, Ski it if you can! Great atmosphere.
Plattekill review written Feb 18 2015 - 11:03 PM
Judy Advanced Skier
Went this past Saturday, President's weekend. Only one word to describe it – PRIMO – Man it was good. Started snowing around 07:40 (I got there @ 08:25 having hit the road @ 05:15) and it snowed all day. They had about 6 inches of fresh powder from the day before and it was already really good, but the steady snow just made it keep getting better – maybe 3 more inches while I was there. They left some of the Blacks al la natural = some bumps – hard at the top, but nice mid way down – all nice and fluffy. Zero ice – did not even think about ice as there just was packed powder and unpacked powder everywhere. They also groomed the switch back trails which made them very skiable and you could go off the side and get into a least a foot if you wanted to. A tad chilly in the beginning, but then fine – powder = more work and so never got cold, no hand warmers or any of that stuff. It was so good, I did not stop (no wasting time for lunch) – ran in for one leak, took a few sips of water from the fountain and went back out. As I was by myself and it was snowing a bit, I made the bold decision to quit shortly before 3pm, so I could get underway in day light, factoring in the longer drive due to the weather. Lines? No lines here, even on President’s weekend. I was in maybe two 30 second lines and one sixty second line – more like folks showed up about the same time than a real line. So, skiing with no high speed quads and skiing slower due to powder and bumps, I still got in over 26K vertical even though I quit a tad early. One thing when you ski alone is you don’t stand around chit chatting – just ski and get back on the chair. I rode the chair with another human being maybe 4 or 5 times – that was it – like I said, no lines. Even got 17% discount on Liftopia. Now the ride home took a tad (euphemism) longer – got behind sand trucks, and some very slow drivers, etc. on Rt 28. Thruway was moving around 55 or 60, but visibility on the lower Thruway was sucko bad from all the crap being sprayed up from the road – not fun. Same holds true for the upper Parkway. Took about 4.75 hours . Was it worth it? YEP. It just doesn’t get any better than this!
Plattekill review written Feb 17 2015 - 05:09 AM
Chuck S Advanced Skier
Just an awesome hill,with fall line trails and a great laid back vibe, place to be if there is fresh sno in the catskills No lift lines ever
Plattekill review written Jan 28 2015 - 05:55 PM
Snowboard billy Advanced Snowboarder
The woods are neither open nor closed. The whole mountain is available for your pleasure. There are so many different ways to descend it's easy to never ski the same trail twice. The mountain's vibe is laid back and unpretentious. Imagine great terrain ,no lift lines,getting a seat in lodge,even a seat at the bar on a Saturday. Best day trip in the catskills bar none
Plattekill review written Jan 26 2015 - 04:00 PM
The Hof Advanced Skier
Tucked away and a short extra drive past the other Catskill resorts, but well worth it for the challenging terrain and the personal atmosphere on a challenging mountain. I will definitely be coming back here. We got there at 10 AM on a Saturday in early March and were 20th car in the parking lot. Not one lift line wait all day. No lines to get food and the chili was really good. Trails had a great diversity, from wide fun beginner slopes for my 8 year old son to fast, twisty intermediates and super steep experts. Something for everyone. But, you shouldn't go. I want it all to myself. ;-)
Plattekill review written Mar 28 2014 - 08:20 AM
Joe Advanced Snowboarder
Really great mountain. Lifts go bottom to top, so the runs arent broken up like at Belleayre and other mountains. There are a couple greens/easier blues for the kids/those still learning. Great atmosphere in lodge and on mountain. No long lines, even on Saturdays! Skip the rest, go to Plattekill. Fav run - Plunge!!!
Plattekill review written Mar 04 2014 - 02:35 AM
Jon Advanced Skier
Great mountain-- get there right when the lifts open and you will be alone on the trails! There are never lift lines, unlike belleayre or windham. Can get a little boring if the whole mountain isn't open, so pay attention to that. The terrain is challenging with no real green trails. Everyone here is friendly. I took a lesson from Jeff who heads the ski school, and he really helped me ski more aggressively. The bar is fun with a great selection of draft beers and view of the slopes. Worth the trip 20 minute past belleayre for sure.
Plattekill review written Feb 21 2014 - 06:12 AM
KDW Intermediate Skier
Had a great day skiing. Beautiful weather, really good conditions, relaxed lodge. Enjoyed the variety of slopes. Only problem was the long, slow line to get lift tickets.
Plattekill review written Feb 19 2014 - 08:53 PM
Andrew JV Intermediate Skier
Love this mountain! Steep and aggressive terrain from top to bottom. Best when you have natural snow to play in which they seem to get a lot of. If you skied in the 70s you'll completely relate to this place. Old lodge, old skis (break out your 210 Olin Mark IVs and have at it). Most of the time you're the only one on a particular trail, even on a Saturday! Good music; great beer. Didn't know about this place until a few years ago but I'm happy I found it. Hit the Tee Bar afterwards on Route 30 and have the Steak Sandwich. Awesome!
Plattekill review written Feb 12 2014 - 06:20 AM
Dave Advanced Skier
No place better when there's fresh snow. Trails are varied and interesting. So much fun!
Plattekill review written Feb 11 2014 - 02:12 PM
Viv Advanced Skier
Traveled from Virginia for two days of skiing. SO easy. Parked within 50 feet of the lodge, carried boots in, changed right next to the tables, keep our clothes in a container right by the table for NO CHARGE. Food was great, NO LINES, about 1/3 of the trails were open, mostly on the right, and the trails were groomed. How can you beat that? OH Liftopia. $15.00 per ticket!!!@!!!!!!
Plattekill review written Feb 02 2014 - 05:53 PM
John S Intermediate Skier
Went there yesterday, 1/26/14. Was my first time visiting this mountain - usually I go to Hunter or Windham. We got our tickets on liftopia for $20 a piece so figured why not give it a shot. Full day adult lift ticket is normally $58, so for $20 we cant really complain. But I will say we got up there and I think I can safely say half the trails were closed. Take a look at the trail map they have online - it is a smaller mountain and they only have two lifts. The left side lift had only one trail open that I could tell, and it was a double black. When I got to the top there was only one way down, the rest were roped off. You could see where people ventured off on their own down roped off trails but with the amount of snowfall we've had why arent they groomed and open? I did the same on one run, but ran over more rocks and branches and took a pretty good spill - guess there's a reason they're roped off. The right side lift had several trails roped off as well. So that part was disappointing - drive 3.5 hours and half the mountain is inaccessable? I'd be more upset if I had paid full price. I'd guess on a good day with all the trails open the mountain is much more fun - but doing the same trails all day like we did does get boring after a while. The cafe area was great, friendly people all around as well as the employees. If I was taking my kids up this is going to be a great place to teach them - not big at all, and all the trails we went on all ended at the same point, so very easy to keep track of your group. If you can get a deal on lift tickets then I'd say give it a shot, it beats not skiing at all, but I wouldnt pay full price for what we experienced. One upside was that for a weekend in the heart of ski season there were no lift lines at all. We'd get to the end of a run and ski right up to the lift and head back up.
Plattekill review written Jan 28 2014 - 02:16 PM
Jay Intermediate Skier
I have been skiing there for years. My 3 kids learned how to ski there and grew up to be ski and snowboard instructors there. All I can say about the mountain, is it is the BEST KEPT SECRET IN NEW YORK. We love that place!
Plattekill review written Jan 22 2014 - 02:59 PM
An Intermediate Skier
I put my son - 5 y.o. - on snowboarding lessons here and Hunter Mountain. At Hunter, the instructor was taking breaks every 5 minutes. Yes, my baby did said he's tired every 5 minutes, but do you actually listen to a 5 years old? As long as you get paid, right... We did practice with him in between these events a bit. Like once or twice.. On Plattekill, after a morning lesson with one of the instructors, in the afternoon they took him up the mountain. He could not get any 5 minutes breaks, and he went done the mountain in like an hour with help. They pushed him and encouraged him, till he got it right. Right now he loves to go up the mountain, no way I can keep him on bunny slope anymore. Also, my skiing instructors were much better at Plattekill, they really want to teach you, not just get your money.
Plattekill review written Jan 20 2014 - 12:53 PM
CIC Beginner Skier
OMG! Went to P-kill 2x last Season - March 25 and April 8 - this was my first season at P-kill (my brother has been urging me to join him there for the past 5 years). Having a job for close to 10 years (1997 -2007) where I travelled 95% of the time, I was fortunate enough to be able to ski 7-10 days a year at places like Vail, Whistler, Squaw Valley, A-Basin, Alta,.. you get the point. My memory of Eastern Skiing was limited to prior to 1995 for 10 years of Stratton, Killington and the icy lines of Windham. The lift lines, I'm not even going to mention those. So getting back to Plattekill Ski Bowl (it's original name from the 70's), it is REALLY 2.25 hours from GW Bridge to the resort without speeding (which is impossible on the last 1.20 hr. leg from the Palisades Pkway on a one lane road the rest of the way to Roxbury.) If you are a fan of the Grateful Dead, this next line will make the whole case for skiing at the resort: "Once in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right". This is a secret gem, which despite some of the protests on this weblog, I do not feel will become overcrowded. To some of the detractors who've replied: Don't come back again. I actually do not mind an "attached" chair for the 8 minute ride - to rest my weary bones from the 1200' exhilarating vertical challenge (of which the mountain has over 70% of that form factor), as opposed to a 4 minute Hi-speed Detachable chair with a 5 minute wait at the bottom. Uphill capacity is in direct proportion to lift lines minus the holiday weekend factor multiplied by parking distance from the lift. if you do the math, you will see the hidden joy that this resort delivers on. Oh and did I mention that my left tickets were $20 and $15 respectively for the two days I went last season (I couldn't get 2 rounds of drinks for 2 in a Manhattan club/bar for $35 dollars, let alone 12 hours of skiing; yeah-come on the mountain at 11 AM (leaving Manhattan at 830AM) ride the last lift at 430 and then you are back at the bottom at close to 5. If you feel like stopping for a break at the base lodge - no wait, not a line and fully serving food till 3:30. So in a long winded rant/rave I must finally say, to quote the Dead again: 'Keep your Day job till your night (ski) job pays". And be sure to check out the Plattekill Mountain this season before you turn too old to not be able to make a turn!
Plattekill review written Sep 16 2013 - 02:30 PM
Phil Tishberg Advanced Skier
the rating of slopes is shifted form traditional, i.e. double black is actually a black, a black is probably a double blue as in utah, and a blue is a blue.
Plattekill review written Apr 08 2013 - 05:03 PM
alex Advanced Skier
Food - chicken tender is way better than those of Belleayre. Sandwich - the bread they use is phenomenal. very friendly ski patrol and lodge staff
Plattekill review written Mar 15 2013 - 12:14 PM
Evan (again) Advanced Skier
Hidden Gem of the the Catskills lives up to its name. A bit confusing to get to, so make sure you pay attention to posted signs, or get a GPS. Only 30 minutes farther from NYC than Hunter or Windham, but NO lift lines whatsoever (early March weekend). This is an advanced-intermediate mountain. NOT a place for first timers to learn skiing, but an EXCELLENT mountain if you can handle the blues with ease. The 2-mile long Green trails from top of the mountain (Powderpuff, Overlook) are narrow, so beginners with height issues should beware. Did I mention NO LIFT LINES?
Plattekill review written Mar 15 2013 - 12:10 PM
Evan Advanced Skier
Dont come here.....I want more of this mountain to myself!!!!!! :) Its a gem, its simple, its sweet, tremendous character, limited crowds and really really nice lines. Beautiful fall lines and nice flow to the mountain. Hunter is like trying to ski in Penn Station, Windham is way too crowded and this little bugger offers better lines, better terrain and not a moments wait at the bottom. This is my "go-to" for Catskill skiing!
Plattekill review written Feb 27 2013 - 07:05 AM
Dan Advanced Skier
This has been my 'secret" for the past 15 years. Platty is the best skiing in the Catskills. I have have worked as an instructor and patrolman here and elsewhere. Nothing compares for day trips from NYC. The total lack of skiers, especially on Fridays or the first two hours of the morning, are worth three or four times the ticket price. When there is fresh snow, 12" or more, they open on Monday - Thursday for us powder hounds. I have had more than one EPIC day, skiing in knee deep powder, with 20-25 other die hards on the mountain. Thank you Laslo, the owner, for your vision and commitment.
Plattekill review written Feb 26 2013 - 02:21 PM
Robert Advanced Skier
Went there President's Day Weekend. Was super cold during the day and the wind chill put us below 0 degrees Fahrenheit. The slope was quite icy, so it wasn't that much fun. They tried to blow snow but it didn't do any good with the wind. If this mountain had powder, it could potentially be a really fun ride. Small mountain though with only two big lifts, but no wait in line, that was a plus.
Plattekill review written Feb 20 2013 - 06:56 AM
Jan Intermediate Snowboarder
Friendly and wonderful mtn but beginners beware.....this is an advanced terrain mtn with steep drop offs and fast trails. Tubing was also very good.
Plattekill review written Feb 19 2013 - 02:15 PM
Vinny Intermediate Snowboarder
I left my car lights on and the battery died. I called the mountain and they sent a car to jump start my car. I offered a tip to the guy who came to help me and he refused saying, "we only care that you have a great day skiing". The guy came right away and in less than 5 minutes I was happily leaving the parking lot. Really great people at that mountain!!!
Plattekill review written Feb 19 2013 - 12:43 PM
Ricardo Advanced Skier
Awesome savings from Liftopia! thank you!! Whats the deal with the dining area? The tables are set up in such a way that you can't have people sit at them and also pass through to the farther area of the room. And seriously get the snow making machines off the trail! Skiing conditions were great once you got up the mountain. Lift line had no organization. Like a free for all. I had a boarder 'board' across my skis and look at me like it was my fault that I was in his way, and even had the nerve to tell me so, how rude! Will go again, not on a holiday weekend, maybe then the polite people will be there like others have reported.
Plattekill review written Jan 22 2013 - 06:51 AM
dp Advanced Skier
Worth the trip down the road past Bellayre, it is a great kept secret of a mountain. BEST part of the trip was the savings, via Liftopia, on the lift tix and the free meal voucher for $10! MAJOR complaint get the big snow blower machines off the trail! Seriously?! What a shame that they were still on the mountain and made a 1/4 of the trail unskiable!
Plattekill review written Jan 22 2013 - 06:35 AM
deborah Intermediate Skier
This was our first visit to Plattekill and I have to concur with what others have said.. a hidden gem and best kept secret in the Catskills (and probably not for long based on the reviews). This is a skiers mountain, a small mountain that skis like a big mountain with 1,100' vertical top to bottom fall line runs and plenty of fun meandering trails. Other Catskill ski areas (notably Belleayre and Windham) may offer more vertical, but their advanced terrain is limited primarily to short headwalls and long moderately sloped run outs. The facilities are basic, a small base lodge and two chair lifts (a double and a triple, one surface lift), kind of like a Mad River Glen of the Catskills. Snow making is fairly limited and they are dependent to a large extent on mother nature, but when ma nature cooperates this is a skiers paradise. As others have noted it was not crowded when we were there on Friday and I don't expect it gets very crowded on the weekends either. I expect it will remain that way as it is fairly remote (about another 20 minutes to get to from the NYC area), offers basic facilities and caters mostly to advanced skiers. This IMHO is a good thing. The one thing I would like to see is some gladed trails. There were no glades on the trail map although a ski patroller advised me that the skiing is "boundary to boundary" and that there were some skiable glades to be found off the Overlook trail. We didn't get over that way and there wasn't enough natural snow to ski the trees anyway. I saw a blog posting indicating that they are working on a gladed tree run that may open at some point. I certainly hope so. Oh and did I mention we got a deal on Liftopia (insert shameless plug) and the lift tix were only $20 each?? Best value ever. I love this place and will return many more times. It's my new favorite in the Catskills. If you are looking for fancy base lodges, luxury amenities and high speed detachable lifts go elsewhere. I hope they keep it just the way it is.
Plattekill review written Jan 14 2013 - 09:52 AM
Brad Advanced Skier
I visited Plattekill for the first time yesterday on the advise of a friend and all the online reviews I read about the mountain. This is truly a hidden jewel! Every trail was open. In 6 hours of continuous riding I almost hit every one.Totally worth the $13 lift tickets I got from Liftopia. As all the reviews said, there is never a wait for the lift and there is plenty of snow & great skiing for all levels, although I found that it is better to be an advanced/ expert snow-rider to attempt many of the blues and blacks. The parking is a dream, less than 50 yards from the lifts, making for ease if you forget something or just want to leave your lunch in the vehicle. My advise: be prepared for a workout, many of these trails are long and tough. And just like I read in many reviews, I suggest you bring your old equipment, some of the toughest trails do have spots of thin cover ( but this in no way takes away from your overall experience. I WILL be returning to this mountain often!
Plattekill review written Jan 05 2013 - 08:06 AM
Bigol Advanced Skier
Great place to go on busy weekends or holidays. I went on New years, and there might have been 100 people on the whole mountain. Which also means it is a good place to go a couple days after a storm because it takes days for the whole mountain to get tracked out. It also does have pretty cool terrain, and enough of it to keep you interested and exploring all day. That said if there isn't a lot of natural snow, you are looking for good food and amenities, or are a complete beginner, some of the other Catskill mountains are probably a better bet.
Plattekill review written Jan 03 2013 - 03:35 PM
Mike Advanced Skier
Chose Plattekill for a day trip from CT in an effort to avoid the Christmas break crowds. Once we made it past the last 20 minutes of creeping along snow-covered roads, I only had to wait in one lift line for maybe 3 minutes max, and that was because of the after lunch "rush". The mountain received a solid 6" of fresh snow the day before, so most trails were un-groomed, which was just fine. Kept ducking into the powder along the edges ... FUN! Especially liked the blue and black trails off the double chair, they seemed longer than a 1100 ft. vertical and had stretches of nice powdery bumps. This place is deep in the Catskills, with a very mellow atmosphere. Many times I was the only one on the runs, which, though narrow, match the slopes of the mountain beautifully. What a great discovery, and one which I will always consider fior a quick trip, especially after some fresh snow.
Plattekill review written Dec 30 2012 - 08:49 PM
Sue Intermediate Skier
I'm a retired alpine patroller from Utah. These trails were cut for skiing, by skiers, who know how to pick a line. Truely the uncut gem of the East. Very friendly people, good food, great all around welcoming vibe. The narrow and steep trails are not particularly well suited for boarders, and novice skiers alike. Base facilities are adequate, well staffed, and genuinely Catskill in nature. Everything about this place feels like home. Love it. Somewhat tough driving to get to, a small to moderate size mountain, very limited business community at the base, and basically no frills, keep it just the way I like it.
Plattekill review written Nov 20 2012 - 08:03 AM
Seth Advanced Skier
Plattekill is the best mountain in the catskills hands down
Plattekill review written Jan 30 2012 - 04:04 PM
cage Advanced Snowboarder
We went Jan 22, 2012. This is a very cute mountain and I love the lodge, but it is a bit rough for beginners. Effectively they have one skiable green and one wide blue on the whole mountain. Otherwise their blue/green trails are either very narrow or extremely steep. The green on the left side of the mountain looking up is particularly bad. It is not only terribly narrow, but has many patches of exposed gravel and rocks, which are unavoidable because of the narrowness (I was very glad I was in rental skis). As noted, it isn't very crowded and seems like a really nice place.. I plan to return once i'm either more comfortable with narrow trails or up to black diamond level.
Plattekill review written Jan 25 2012 - 11:51 AM
Mike Intermediate Skier
Went to Plattekill on Sunday March 27, 2011 for my 1st time after some people I rode the lift with at Camelback recommended it. I really enjoyed it. Its sort of like Alta for the east coast. Some nice challenging black diamonds with natural snow. I just wish the wind wasn't so forceful that day cause it would have helped soften up the icy bits. I love the "no-frills" vibe there cause I enjoy skiing where they don't play music to force you to join in some silly party that I didn't sign on for. I just wish that the chairs could move a tad bit faster. All and all, well worth the trip for me, but I'm hard core.
Plattekill review written Mar 30 2011 - 04:34 PM
Andy Advanced Skier
Very steep mountain for (intermediate) snowboarding. Some of the trails were closed due to heavy rainfalls. Aside from that, the trails that we did ride were great and there were no lines all day long. I would go again!
Plattekill review written Mar 17 2011 - 02:55 PM
Mike Intermediate Snowboarder
Just visited Plattekill for the first time on Sunday, March 13, 2011. Good mountain: blacks & double blacks are great! All the little side-trails in the woods are cool, too; my friend and I spoke to a ski patrol about them to see if they were off-limits--they weren't. Turns out they are trails used for mountain biking in the summer, but lots of people will ride/ski them in the winter. Awesome if you're into tree-skiing--nothing is really off-limits here. Great conditions considering it's late-season. It was a cold(er) day, in the 30s, but it had rained earlier in the week--not that you could really tell. Some ice peeking through here and there, but generally just hard-packed snow, and actually some powder left (from 14" snowfall early in the week) on some trails! NO LINES...It seemed like we only saw about 30 people at the whole mountain all day. We never waiting for a lift--BIG advantage in the Catskills! It's worth the extra 10 minutes past Platty's rivals for that alone! You'd often have a whole trail to yourself. CON: Terrain park. It's better than I expected, from the photos on their website--more features and pretty decent ones at that. The big negative about it was there is no flow to the park. I'm JUST starting to ride park, so I'd skip the first few, larger features (2 jumps, a couple of rails...) and head down lower to the smaller jumps & rails. It was frustrating, though, because there didn't seem to really be enough space to really set yourself up before the smaller rails...I always felt like I wasn't really getting enough speed. Can't complain THAT much though, at least they had some stuff to ride! OH YEAH: If you're a snowboarder, bring a leash! They're surprisingly strict about that rule...we saw signs on our way out of the lodge but ignored them 'til the lifty asked us if we had leashes...since he saw we didn't, we had to go to the ski shop and buy some there ($8.50 for your basic leash...sheesh!).
Plattekill review written Mar 15 2011 - 02:37 PM
MLR Intermediate Snowboarder
LOVED Plattekill Mountain. It has some great and challenging terrain and I love the "in the woods" feel to many of the trails. It was our first visit and I can't wait to go back. There are a few trails that are VERY narrow but everything else makes up for it. Certainly, my new favorite Catskill Ski area. Liked its charm over Hunter which is just too crowded!
Plattekill review written Mar 01 2011 - 05:38 PM
suzyqueues Intermediate Skier
HIt the Kill on Saturday, 26 Feb 2011. They advertized 12 inches of snow the day before (failed to mention the rain prior to the snow). Because it was heavy stuff, most of the mountain was packed and groomed which made for fantastic conditions. I had to fight to tear myself away at the end of the day. My legs still feel it 2 days later. Just a great, mountain, with consistent steep terrain, nice people and fantastic views. Best kept secret in the Catskills.
Plattekill review written Feb 28 2011 - 07:39 PM
ElkSnowDrift Advanced Skier
The person below me pretty much covered it all. This mountain never disappoints, no matter how the conditions are. Plattekill is truly satisfying to a group of experts. Their tree skiing and little gems like cliff drops are just un-matched in the catskills. If this place got like 2 feet of powder it would easily rival west coast mountains. Without a doubt.
Plattekill review written Feb 28 2011 - 02:13 PM
360Muter Advanced Skier
Had fantastic time despite miserable weather conditions (foggy, 50mph gusts and temps in single digits). Quiet and quaint mountain, there's something for every level. NEVER A LINE the entire day despite being the busiest weekend of the year (president's weekend). Loved the cosy atmosphere of the lodge, even lunch time rush wasn't bad compared to big mountains where you have to fight to find a seat. Big +: the bar upstairs carries Ommegang on tap, now that's indulgence after a few runs. Highly recommend Plattekill!
Plattekill review written Feb 22 2011 - 11:24 AM
Northern NJ skier Advanced Skier
Plattekill is the best mountain on the east coast, steeps, pow, laz the owner personally told me were to get a cheap room down the road at the tbar saloon great food also. Can't find that at the big box mts. Every year mt. Gets better, I laugh at the masses who all turn left at bellaire as i go down the road less traveled to find heaven
Plattekill review written Feb 18 2011 - 03:49 PM
daryl Advanced Skier
We have enjoyed partnering with liftopia in securing our lift tickets at a considerable savings(: We've visited Hunter and Windham, and we were not disappointed by Plattekill. Like Elk in Pa., it is remote and quaint. We had great weather and the sun poured over the peaks opposite the trails, lending to the splendor and majesty of the Catskills. Plan to visit Belleayre in March. It's worth the drive from Pa.
Plattekill review written Feb 17 2011 - 04:31 PM
Steve Advanced Skier
We had a great time, and I didn't lose my license and creit card this time!
Plattekill review written Feb 15 2011 - 04:11 PM
stephen Advanced Skier
Went on a Sunday, lake effect snow and flurries throughout the day, good to excellent conditions, first time here and was surprised at the trails and the choices, nice pitch on some of the trails. Short lines for a weekend, definitely recommend.
Plattekill review written Feb 09 2011 - 08:21 PM
Rich Castellano Advanced Skier
My Girlfriend and I, loved this place. A number of trails to hit, even there black diamonds are not impossible for novice skiers. Not crowded on Sunday at all, the only MT.I have ever been where there was never a line to get on a lift. Big terrain park. Liked it better than Windham, big time!..
Plattekill review written Feb 08 2011 - 04:24 PM
Jesse B. Intermediate Skier
Mountain is pretty steep, offers some challenging terrain. Vertical makes runs a little quick, but my legs were definitely feeling it at the end of the day. Would probably pick this mountain over the others in the area. 2:50 mins from central Jersey. Got my ticket for $31 through liftopia on weekend
Plattekill review written Feb 08 2011 - 02:19 PM
TP Advanced Skier
Plattekill Rocks! Friendly, no pretense and solid challenging, interesting skiing.
Plattekill review written Feb 03 2011 - 02:17 PM
DAS Advanced Skier
I just built a house up here and this is the jewel of the Catskills, especially if you're an advanced skier. They get lake effects snow and its steep and natural. This is old school skiing at its best.
Plattekill review written Feb 02 2011 - 09:31 AM
Dave Advanced Skier
Go. Soon. Steep blacks or tight and twisty blues. Good chili. Relaxed timber lodge. Good ski shop and excellent service everywhere. Cool bar.
Plattekill review written Jan 25 2011 - 02:28 PM
LF Advanced Skier
Hit it on 1/14/11. Powder to be found everywhere! Got a love the local's hill.
Plattekill review written Jan 17 2011 - 11:35 AM
RDA(Advanced Skier) Advanced Skier
Mom and pop run spot. I love it. Tight trails, good steeps. Always have fun there
Plattekill review written Jan 11 2011 - 06:21 PM
Chris D Advanced Skier
Just went skiing here for the first time and I loved it! Its a tiny mountain, only about 150 acres but no body is ever on the mountain and it seems like just locals go there to ski. Never overcrowded. Def worth the 3.25 hour drive. Trails are beautiful and mountain is steep. Cant wait to go back.
Plattekill review written Dec 31 2010 - 06:50 AM
Carolyn from Long Island Intermediate Snowboarder
Nice private mountain. Good for teens/kids with beginner and Intermediate skills. No wait time for ski lifts.
Plattekill review written Dec 14 2010 - 05:53 AM
Mike Intermediate Skier

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