Who We Are
Greetings from Plattekill Mountain!
Plattekill Mountain is the last family-owned and operated mountain in the Northwestern Catskills of New York; offering a skiing and snowboarding experience that is becoming few and far between in today’s changed ski industry landscape.
“FIERCELY INDEPENDENT” describes us best. We are Family Owned, not owned by a corporation or group of mountains. That truly is what makes a visit to Plattekill Mountain different in so many ways.
We pride ourselves in offering a good old-fashioned ski resort family atmosphere. With just one visit, you’ll experience the authentic, laid-back, “independent ” vibe that makes us so unique.
We’ve got big mountain terrain and small mountain charm. Choose from 40 trails and discover 2 mile long beginner cruisers to steep double black diamonds with 1100′ of vertical drop. There truly is something for everyone.
The Sunday NY Times (Jan 2019) quoted “25 years later, the scrappy, indie mountain is thriving” and Powder Magazine (Dec 2018) described Plattekill as “The Alta of the Catskills.” We are humbled by these accolades.
This winter, we hope you come visit us and experience for yourself what makes a day at Plattekill Mountain so special.
You’ll come as our guest, but you’ll leave like family.
NEW FOR 2023-24
The improvements keep on coming here at Plattekill and this season is no exception!
Here’s what’s new:
- We’ve significantly widened the “I Think I Can” trail to add another beginner trail to our novice line up! Plus this trail as well as “Rascal’s Flats”(new last season) will both have all new snowmaking with over 3,300 FEET of new pipe added!!
- New improvements to the base lodge include all new decking that wraps around the lodge as well as railing up toward the Triple Chair and widened/expanded entrance into our Rental Shop.
- We’ve added an ALL NEW maintenance building that will house our snowcats, the “Cat Cage”, which will keep them nice and toasty all winter and in prime shape to hit the trails for a nightly groom!
- We have a NEW online retail store coming this season so you can purchase a variety of Platty logo items you may have missed while you were here at the mountain!
- Our online store shop.plattekill.com will now allow guests to rebook tickets on their own this year.
- NEW DEMOS – ski and snowboard have been added to the line-up – you can rent them for 2-hours or the day!
- We’ve partnered with 30 MOUNTAINS to offer free and discounted tickets to a whole bunch of mountains this year for anyone who purchases a Plattekill Season Pass…plus we’ve got all new “PLATTY PERKS” too that will get passholders discounts to local area businesses and restaurants when you show your 23/24 Season Pass!
See you on the slopes soon!!!
- Dog & Animal Policy
We love our four-footed friends too, but in an effort to keep the safety of our guests and their pets at top of mind we have to ask that you leave you dog home while enjoying the mountain.
Per NYS Title 8 PBH, Chapter 45, Article 13
- Skinning/Snowshoeing Uphill Policy
Under no circumstances is uphill travel permitted prior to 9am or after 4pm ANY DAY, regardless if we were open for operations.
OPERATING DAYS FOR DOWNHILL SKIING (FRIDAY-SUNDAY & HOLIDAY PERIODS)
Uphill travel is allowed on CLOSED TRAILS only to downhill skiing. If we are 100% open with terrain, there is no uphill allowed. Uphill travel requires the purchase of a lift ticket or a 2023/24 season pass.
Snowshoeing is permitted on open downhill skiing terrain (based on skier volume) with the purchase of a “snowshoe ticket”. Snowshoers must travel the same direction as downhill skiers.
NON-OPERATING DAYS FOR DOWNHILL SKIING (MONDAY-THURSDAY)
There is no uphill travel allowed unless you check ahead of time to see if it is permitted by calling (607) 326-3500. Most midweek days Monday-Thursday are non-operating days to the public, however uphill is not permitted due to mountain rental bookings. A ticket is required prior to going on the mountain. Fee is $35.
- Helmet Policy
While New York State does not currently mandate that helmets are worn, we do feel it is very important that parents, skiers, and snowboarders to educate themselves about the benefits and limitations of helmets. Ultimately, the choice of whether or not to wear a helmet is one of personal or parental preference.
- Lost & Found Policy
In the event that you leave personal items at the mountain, we will hold these items for 2 weeks from the date of your original contact. After that time, we can not be held responsible for items left at the mountain. If you are not able to pick them up within 2 weeks, we can arrange to prepare them for shipment, if you make arrangements with a carrier. A $30 processing fee will apply.
- NYS Article 18 Safety in Skiing Code
Skiers, snowboarders, and lift passengers are governed by the NYS Safety in Skiing Code, Article 18 of the NYS General Obligations Law. Signed by Governor Mario Cuomo and enacted into law in 1989, the New York State Safety in Skiing Code is detailed below.
TO BE A SAFE SKIER NYS LAW REQUIRES YOU TO KNOW AND OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING DUTIES OF SKIERS:
- Not to ski in any area not designated for skiing;
- Not to ski beyond their limits or ability to overcome variations in slope, trail configuration and surface or subsurface conditions which may be caused or altered by weather, slope or trail maintenance work by the ski area operator, or skier use;
- To abide by the directions of the ski area operator;
- To remain in constant control of speed and course at all times while skiing so as to avoid contact with plainly visible or clearly marked obstacles and with other skiers and passengers on surface operating tramways;
- To familiarize themselves with posted information before skiing any slope or trail, including all information posted pursuant to subdivision five of section 18-103 of this article;
- Not to cross the uphill track of any surface lift, except at points clearly designated by the ski area operator;
- Not to ski on a slope or trail or portion thereof that has been designated as “closed” by the ski area operator;
- Not to leave the scene of any accident resulting in personal injury to another party until such times as the ski area operator arrives, except for the purpose of summoning aid;
- Not to overtake another skier in such a manner as to cause contact with the skier being overtaken and to yield the right of way to the skier being overtaken;
- Not to willfully stop on any slope or trail where such stopping is likely to cause a collision with other skiers or vehicles;
- To yield to other skiers when entering a trail or starting downhill;
- To wear retention straps or other devices to prevent runaway skis;
- To report any personal injury to the ski area operator before leaving the ski area; and,
- Not to willfully remove, deface, alter or otherwise damage signage, warning devices or implements, or other safety devices placed and maintained by the ski area operator pursuant to the requirements of section 18-103 of this article.
TO BE A SAFE LIFT PASSENGER NYS LAW REQUIRES YOU TO KNOW AND OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING DUTIES OF PASSENGERS:
- To familiarize themselves with the safe use of any tramway prior to its use;
- To remain in the tramway if the operation of a passenger tramway, as defined pursuant to section two hundred two-c of the labor law, is interrupted for any reason, until instructions or aid are provided by the ski area operator;
- To board or disembark from passenger tramways only at points or areas designated by the ski area operator;
- Not to eject any objects or material from a passenger tramway;
- To use restraint devices in accordance with posted instructions;
- To wear retention straps or other devices to prevent runaway skis;
- Not to interfere with the operation of a passenger tramway;
- Not to place or caused to be placed on the uphill track of a surface lift any object which may interfere with its normal operation; and,
- Not to wear loose scarves, clothing, or accessories or expose long hair which may become entangled with any part of the device.
Skiers have the following additional duties to enable them to make informed decisions as to the advisability of their participation in the sport:
a. To seek out, read, review, and understand, in advance to skiing, the ‘Warning to Skiers’ summarized below and displayed where tickets are sold; and,
- Warning to Skiers:
Downhill skiing and snowboarding, like many other sports, contains inherent risks including, but not limited to the risk of personal injury, including catastrophic injury, or death, or property damage, which may be caused by variations in terrain or weather conditions; or surface or subsurface snow, ice, bare spots or areas of thin cover, moguls, ruts, bumps, or other persons using the facilities; or rocks, forest growth, debris, branches, trees, roots, stumps; or other natural objects or manmade objects that are incidental to the provision or maintenance of a ski facility in New York State. New York law imposes a duty on you to become apprised of and understand the risks inherent in the sport of skiing or snowboarding, which are set forth above, so that you make an informed decision of whether to participate in skiing or snowboarding notwithstanding the risks. New York also imposes additional duties upon you, to which you must adhere, for the purpose of avoiding injury caused by any of the risks inherent in skiing or snowboarding. If you are not willing to assume all of these risks and abide by these duties you must not participate in skiing or snowboarding at Bristol Mountain.
b. To obtain such education in the sport of skiing as the individual skier shall deem appropriate to his or her level of ability, including the familiarization with skills and duties necessary to reduce the risk of injury in such sport.
- Your Responsibility Code:
Skiing and snowboarding can be enjoyed in many ways. At ski areas you may see people using alpine, snowboard, telemark, cross country and other specialized ski equipment, such as that used by disabled or other skiers. Regardless of how you decide to enjoy the slopes, always show courtesy to others and be aware that there are elements of risk in skiing that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Observe the code listed below and share with other skiers the responsibility for a great skiing experience.
- Always stay in control.
- People ahead of you have the right of way.
- Stop in a safe place for you and others.
- Whenever starting downhill or merging, look uphill and yield.
- Use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
- Observe signs and warnings, and keep off closed trails.
- Know how to use the lifts safely.
Be safety conscious and KNOW THE CODE. IT’S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
This is a partial list. Officially endorsed by: National Ski Areas Association.
Visit the National Ski Areas Association web site for additional ski resort safety information at: http://www.nsaa.org/nsaa/safety/
- PRIVACY STATEMENT
Your privacy is important to Plattekill Mountain. This privacy statement provides information about the personal information that Plattekill collects, and the ways in which Plattekill uses that personal information.
- Personal information collection
Plattekill Mountain may collect and use the following kinds of personal information:
- Information about your use of this website (including Email, name, etc.)
- Information that you provide using for the purpose of registering with the website (including Email, name, etc.)
- Information about transactions carried out over this website (including Email, name, etc.)
- Information that you provide for the purpose of subscribing to the website services
- Any other information that you send to Plattekill Mountain.]
- Using personal information
Plattekill Mountain may use your personal information to:
- [administer this website;]
- [personalize the website for you;]
- [enable your access to and use of the website services;]
- [publish information about you on the website;]
- [send to you products that you purchase;]
- [supply to you services that you purchase;]
- [send to you statements and invoices;]
- [collect payments from you; and]
- [send you marketing communications.]
Where Plattekill Mountain discloses your personal information to its agents or sub-contractors for these purposes, the agent or sub-contractor in question will be obligated to use that personal information in accordance with the terms of this privacy statement.
In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the purposes identified elsewhere above, Plattekill Mountain may disclose your personal information to the extent that it is required to do so by law, in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings, and in order to establish, exercise or defend its legal rights.
- Securing your data
Plattekill Mountain will take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. Plattekill Mountain will store all the personal information you provide on its secure servers. Information relating to electronic transactions entered into via this website will be protected by encryption technology.
- Cross-border data transfers
- Updating this statement
- Other websites
This website contains links to other websites. Plattekill Mountain is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any third party.
469 Plattekill Road
Roxbury, NY 1274