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 has been moved to Saturday October 29, 2016.

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.


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 on and spend a day with those who know.

Management appreciates volunteer effort. Each participant will get a midday meal on the newly expanded deck and a voucher for a lift ticket for the 2016-2017 season. As a bonus you’ll be the recipient of the gratitude and adoration of New York’s hardcore tree skiers.

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 need 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 29.

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.

20 comments on “Plattekill Tree Skiing Work Day 2016

  1. Trying to work it out to be there. I’ve wanted to show up for this the last couple years but soccer has always gotten in the way. Games are on Sundays this year so I think I’ve got a shot (I’ll have a 14 and 10 year old in tow though)

  2. Let’s get some lines marked out, so we can be more effective in our efforts. Some survey tape by a group of experienced folks would help.

  3. I saw that the woods between Freefall and Blockbuster may be the work site this year. I’m not opposed to that location and would enjoy working on it and later skiing it, but my vote would be something in the mellower Ridge Run/Twist area if there is still any work to be done there. We did steep terrain last year, and it’ll be in play less often than Plattekill’s other lower-angle tree skiing. Would be nice this year to work on an area that has a greater likelihood of being skiable.

  4. How about some lanes somewhere off the triple (north side of the mountain)? It would make that side of the mountain more interesting.

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