Plattekill Mountain and NYSkiBlog are stoked to present the tenth annual Plattekill Tree Skiing Work Day at the ski area in Roxbury NY on Sunday October 18th, 2020. This is our raindate.
As is our tradition, we’re recruiting a motivated, smiling crew of lopper wielding powder hounds to continue our maintenance of 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 their passion and find great lines all over the mountain.
While the ski business inexorably consolidates, 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 lift lines.
And because Plattekill is only open weekends and holidays, tree lines remain fresh for weekend warriors, who know where to look. The best way to learn the mountain’s secrets is to come to this event 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 on any regular operating day during the 2020-2021 season. Plus you’ll get an added bonus of inestimable value: street cred with New York’s tree skiers.
To be clear, the workday will be work. We’ll hike approximately 3 miles during the course of the day. Trees will be cut and dragged. Participants should be ready to hike with a backpack containing 2 liters of water, a few snacks like PB+Js and Clif Bars, and a pair of work gloves. A camera is also a good thing to have, so you can start figuring out key angles to shoot your friends on pow days.
We need at least 12 volunteers to make it work. (In recent years this has NOT been a problem!) The more the better. We’ll meet at the Plattekill base lodge at 9:00 am on Saturday October 17th.
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 / clippers
Note that this year will be just a little bit different than years past. We’ll ask you to wear a mask anytime you’re within six feet of one another. We’ll load chairs with individuals alone or with members who arrived together. And we’ll serve lunch out on the deck.
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