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.


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.


As devotees know, the Plattekill is a special place with steep lines, abundant snowfall and a distinct lack of liftlines. And because the mountain if only open on Fridays, weekends, and holidays, lines stay fresh for weekend warriors who know where to look.

As always management appreciates your effort. Each participant will be treated to a delicious lunch on the patio and a voucher good for a day ticket to ski one day FREE during the 2015-2016 season.

Plattekill Glade Crew

Volunteers should bring:

  • Energy to have a fun time working for the day
  • Good boots for working and hiking
  • Warm clothes / layers / gloves
  • Lunch / Water
  • Cutting tools: loppers / bow saw / leatherman

We’re looking for at least 12 volunteers to get this GAME ON. The more the better. We’ll meet at the Plattekill base lodge at 9:00 am on Saturday October 24. If you’d like to spend some time getting to know the hill and bonding with some Plattekill diehards, please post in the comments below. And follow us on Facebook for any last minute updates.

18 comments on “Plattekill Work Day 2015

  1. I’ll be there, hopefully. We all discovered amazing tree skiing last season hiding in plain sight, right between Freefall and Block. The bottom gets weedy and would be good to clear an obvious exit that doesn’t go into the Learning Center. I would be for working on that.

  2. Jeff,

    That was the first area we did 3 or 4 years ago, it’s probably due for a little maintenance, but we have some big fish to fry this year!

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