October 12, 2013 will mark the 4th annual –PLATTEPALOOZA– event here at Plattekill.  This countdown-to-winter family fall festival celebration has become a popular Columbus Weekend event at the mountain and will be returning once again for it’s fourth year. The event brings skiers, non-skiers, mountain bikers, leaf peapers, young and old, all together for a fun time in the splendor of fall.

As in all the years past, the highlight of the event will be the mountain ski patrol’s ski, board and bike swap sale.  Bring any items you wish to sell and 15% of proceeds go to support the volunteer patrol services. (swap sale will take place both Sat and Sun).

You’ll also find plenty of kids actvities from face painting, pumpkin painting and temporary tattoos to a kids bounce house.  You’ll also find great live music from the resort favorite “The Decoys” playing from 12-5pm on the deck.  Vendors, delicious fall menu options and
homemade soups as well as a variety of in-season mircobrews will be served up.  Plus we’ll have hiking and geocaching and MORE!  So don’t miss it! 

facepaintThe mountain will be accepting items for the swap sale starting Oct 2.  Items may be brought to the resort’s Guest Services in the base lodge.  Bring your used skis, boards, boots, bikes and apparel that don’t fit anymore…and maybe trade it for something new!

The lifts will operate for fall foliage which should be at peak just in time for Plattepalooza, a popular attraction to take in the scenic panoramic views of the mountains from atop of chairlift.  Rides are $7 per person.

Don’t forget mountain biking…rentals are available for all sizes. Festivities begin at 11am and admission is FREE!   –MORE–