Plattekill Tree Skiing Work Day 2017

Plattekill and NYSkiBlog are excited to announce the seventh annual Tree Skiing Work Day at the mountain in Roxbury NY on Saturday October 28, 2017.

We’re recruiting a motivated, smiling crew of lopper wielding powder hounds to continue our maintenance some of the Catskills best tree skiing. Our longterm goal is to clear as much terrain as possible under the legendary double chair. As regulars know, Plattekill is committed to helping skiers pursue great lines all over the mountain.

As our industry continues to consolidate, Plattekill offers a different kind of experience: a family owned ski area with steep terrain, good snowfall and a great vibe. You can access it all without liftlines.

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Return to Central Park

I like my routines and left to my own devices I’d live what most would consider a pretty boring life. Work, exercise, gardening, eat, sleep and in the winter, ski. Even crazier, I’m not fond of travel. I love being in amazing places, I just don’t like getting there.

10 Columbus Circle

Last week I traveled by train to New York City for a conference and to meet new clients. Easy travel for sure, unless you compare it to my daily commute, two blocks on foot.

My travel itinerary was pretty simple. Northeast Corridor Rail to NY Penn Station, The 7th Avenue “1” train to 59th street and into the complex at 10 Columbus Circle. It’s a modern shopping center with a theater that is used for musical performances and meetings.

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The Adirondack Dream Week

Some things exist, while others are only in your mind. Still perfect conditions can make reality fantastic. Or put another way, just because something exists doesn’t mean it’s not fantasy.

The Adirondack Dream Week is something I’ve come to expect every September, or at this time in my life, every August. This is not to say that conditions are dreamy every year. But it’s often enough to keep the dream alive.

This year was just about perfect. Sunny, cold, breezy and almost bug-free.  We didn’t really have big plans when we arrived. Mountain biking, glade clearing, trail maintenance, gymnastics, paddling, walking and drinking it in.

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