Plattekill Tree Skiing Work Day 2017

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.

plattekill runs the double on opening day

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.

plattekill opening day 2016

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!

15 comments on “Plattekill Tree Skiing Work Day 2017

  1. I’m going to try to make it ….I certainly get good use of the trees all winter long!

    (p.s. I think I’m the one skiing in the middle picture in this article! Opening day if I am correct… the double was a bit delayed in opening, so we hiked up from the triple and beat the crowd on the double for first tracks down upper Freefall and then over to middle and lower Plunge).

  2. After last winter’s March “mega-dump” when I had a chance to sample the goods, I vowed that I would help out this year! Count me in and one other (my wife – never saw that happening!) as well. We’ll make a weekend out of it and do some hiking on Sunday.

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