Ski Season Calendar

The summer solstice is, by our thinking at NY Ski Blog, the farthest point from our season in the east. From this day forward we move closer to winter. We smile just a little bit wider as the days get shorter.

Eleven years ago, for the first time, we published a list of milestones on the longest day of the year, and it’s become a tradition to update it and feature it on the home page. This past year was obviously different.  In the first half of the season we had some excellent days before everything came crashing down due to you-know-what. We’re optimists at NYSkiBlog and as such we’re going to assume — for now — that normalcy will return this season or next.  As such we’re not going to make wholesale changes to the calender.

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Plattekill Season Pass Policy Update

This morning we got a release from Plattekill Mountain regarding an update to their season pass deadlines and polices for the 20/21 season. Plattekill is offering a refund for anyone who’s already bought a pass up until the new deadline, extended to fall. The release is reproduced in its entirety below.


Dear Plattekill Skiers and Riders,

To help ease any stress regarding next winter and season passes, we are extending our “early season” season pass deadlines for lowest rates from April 30 to October 15.

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Doug Fish and Birth of the Indy Pass

Doug Fish

Doug Fish and Nate Parr have spent most of their lives skiing and working in the ski business. Their latest venture — The Indy Pass — is designed to expose smaller independent mountains to a wider audience and help them compete in the current era of mega pass consolidation. Our interview with Doug follows.


NYSkiBlog: Doug, where are you from originally? When did you start skiing?

Doug Fish: I’m a native Oregonian and live in the shadow of Mount Hood in Portland.

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