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    Commit to Ski Plattekill this Year

    Make a commitment to ski Plattekill Mountain this season. If you never skied Plattekill on a weekend after a midweek snowfall your missing out. Truly an amazing place for skiing and riding with no crowds.



    With all the expansion improvements at Hunter and Belleayre I would suggest you give Plattekill a try for many reasons. Most important is you will have a great time skiing and riding without the crowds.

    think snow

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    Quote Originally Posted by catskills View Post
    Make a commitment to ski Plattekill Mountain this season. If you never skied Plattekill on a weekend after a midweek snowfall your missing out. Truly an amazing place for skiing and riding with no crowds.

    With all the expansion improvements at Hunter and Belleayre I would suggest you give Plattekill a try for many reasons. Most important is you will have a great time skiing and riding without the crowds.

    think snow
    Yet here you are advertising it, trying to create a crowd and ruin what you say is the reason that makes it so special.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirbannedalot View Post
    Yet here you are advertising it, trying to create a crowd and ruin what you say is the reason that makes it so special.
    Not going to happen...... I was there for storm Riley ( My first trip there ). It was there busiest day in the history of Platekill ,I never waited more than 10 minutes for a lift. It took me 45 minutes to leave , cars were parked 2 miles on the entrance road. It was a consequence of all the other Catskill areas power outages . Not likely to happen again.
    Groundhog day lets go skiing !

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    Best ski experience south of MRG imo.

    I’m fairly convinced at this point that city folk love being in crowds. They bunch up on holidays and weekends making every place a lot like where they came from while “getting away from it all.” It’s madness I tell ya. They live in a perpetual line of traffic.

    I can’t imagine it. I’d go insane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirbannedalot View Post
    Yet here you are advertising it, trying to create a crowd and ruin what you say is the reason that makes it so special.
    That's one way to interpret this. The other is that this person correctly believes that Plattekill is under more intense competitive pressure now that Epic is in its backyard. For those interested in listening, there is an hour-long Storm Skiing podcast with the owners of Plattekill. They've done some creative things (mountain rentals to guarantee they don't lose money midweek is cheif among them). While they didn't represent that they thought Epic will kill them, it's apparent that their budget is limited. As you may be aware, the place was sold through bankruptcy in the 90s.

    It's far from a slam dunk to contend the place needs no extra traffic from non-Epic people to keep the place going. We don't know what this person is suggesting in terms of wanting more visitors. Would 10% more traffic drastically affect the vibe? Do we have any basis for suggesting this person wants so many people to come that the vibe is alerted?

    I'm plenty guilty of sticking my nose up at people here. Sometimes it was haired, sometimes it wasn't. In this case, no such behavior was warranted - despite the fact the comment reads like a pitch from Plattekill itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siliconebobsquarepants View Post
    Not going to happen...... I was there for storm Riley ( My first trip there ). It was there busiest day in the history of Platekill ,I never waited more than 10 minutes for a lift. It took me 45 minutes to leave , cars were parked 2 miles on the entrance road. It was a consequence of all the other Catskill areas power outages . Not likely to happen again.
    If that was your first trip there, maybe you shouldn't comment. I was there that day and I've been there off and on for a decade or more. Not saying its busy by any means. But, if you have been going there you would know it has continued to get busier each year as the word gets out more and more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirbannedalot View Post
    Yet here you are advertising it, trying to create a crowd and ruin what you say is the reason that makes it so special.
    Its simple. I started skiing in the 1960s. I have skied a number of areas on the Lost Ski Area Project. I do not want Plattekill added to this list. It wouldn’t hurt me and others to ski Plattekill one or two days this year. It’s been 2 years since I skied Plattekill. If the Catskills get 12+inches of powder on a Thursday, when you show up at Plattekill on Saturday you can still find powder. How cool is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisingarizona View Post
    I’m fairly convinced at this point that city folk love being in crowds. They bunch up on holidays and weekends making every place a lot like where they came from while “getting away from it all.” It’s madness I tell ya. They live in a perpetual line of traffic.
    This forum isn’t representative of the skiing public!

    For many, skiing isn’t a sport. Nor are they “getting away” from their routine.

    Skiing is a SOCIAL ACTIVITY for many!

    We maybe bitching about the lift line here. But many others simply chatting away while standing in line. About 10-20% of my skiing days are like that, socializing with my co-workers or family members wearing skis on my feet.

    I take them to Plattekill when I have a say. So far I’ve turned a few of them into Plattekill lovers.

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    Yes it been great and I always want to keep going on business wise
    Lodge is definitely packed with Happy customers all winter
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