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.
And because Plattekill is only open weekends and holidays, lines remain fresh for weekend warriors, who know where to look. The best way to learn the mountain’s secrets is to come the the workday to spend a day with those who know and maintain those lines.
Laszlo and Danielle Vajtay, the owners, appreciate this volunteer effort. Each participant will get a midday meal on the new deck and a voucher for a lift ticket valid for any regular operating day during the 2017-2018 season. Plus you’ll get an added bonus of inestimable value: street cred with New York’s tree skiers.
Volunteers should come to the mountain with:
- Energy to have a fun time working for the day
- Good boots for working and hiking
- Warm clothes / layers / gloves
- Snacks / Water
- Cutting tools: loppers / bow saw / leatherman
We need at least 12 volunteers to make it work. The more the better. We’ll meet at the Plattekill base lodge at 9:00 am on Saturday October 28.
If you want to spend some time getting to know Plattekill and bonding with some diehards, please post in the comments below so we can contact you with details. And follow us on Facebook for any last minute updates. Think snow!