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Plattekill Tree Skiing Work Day 2016

Plattekill Mountain and NYSkiBlog are super stoked to announce the sixth annual Tree Skiing Work Day at Plattekill in Roxbury NY on Saturday October 22, 2016. Rain date will be Sunday October 23.

Plattekill: Glade Potential

We’re recruiting a motivated, smiling crew of lopper wielding powder fiends to help develop some of the Catskills best tree skiing. Our longterm goal remains true boundary-to-boundary skiing at a ski area that wants you to pursue your passion all over the mountain.

Plattekill regulars know the mountain has it all: steep terrain, good snowfall and a great vibe. You can access it all without liftlines.

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NY Ski Magazine: Vorarlberg, Austria

We’re already in mid-October — prime time for hatching destination trip plans for the coming season. It’s around this time that reports from the previous season come in handy, whether you’re hunting for new places to visit in the northeast, out west, or elsewhere.

Brandnertal-schnaps

From the elsewhere file comes a new magazine article from James, who, forum members may recall, went on what looked like a pretty sweet road trip through the Vorarlberg region along Austria’s western border.

He sent back a blur of photos and stories of big mountains, tons of snow, cute towns, delectable desserts, and most memorably — this pic of a smiling Austrian woman bringing glasses of schnaps in a set of deer antlers. If this doesn’t get your winter juices flowing, it might be time to buy a pair of white pants and move to Florida.

Please read the NY Ski Magazine feature:
Vorarlberg, Austria: Just Under the Radar

Plattekill Work Day 2015

Plattekill Mountain and NYSkiBlog are pumped to present the fifth annual Plattekill Tree Skiing Work Day at the ski area in Roxbury NY, on October 24th, 2015. Rain date will be Sunday October 25.

tree-skiing-plattekill

As is now tradition, we are recruiting a motivated, smiling crew of lopper wielding powder fiends to take to the woods to tune up some of the Catskills best tree skiing. Our longterm goal is to create true boundary-to-boundary skiing at a resort that wants you to pursue your passion, wherever it leads.

Our primary goal this year will be to maintain and finish Lucian’s Line, an awesome project now three years in the making. While we’ll never change the name the word “lanes” is probably more accurate now. In addition, we may expand into a new zone. If you want the beta on that, you have to show up on the day.

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