If you live near New York, you may want to check this offer from Plattekill Mountain and NY Ski Blog out. New York Ski Blog is partnering with Platekill to help clear out some of the mountain’s tree runs. Everyone who participates on October 23rd (October 24th is the rain date) will earn themselves a free lunch and a lift ticket to use this season. Another plus: Platekill is only open on weekends and holidays, so the powder lasts longer!
The official statement from NY Ski Blog is below:
“Plattekill Mountain and NYSkiBlog are stoked to present the eleventh annual Plattekill Tree Skiing Work Day at the ski area in Roxbury NY on Saturday October 23th, 2021. Raindate will be Sunday the 24th.
As is our tradition, we’re recruiting a motivated, smiling crew of lopper wielding powder hounds to continue our maintenance of 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 their passion and find great lines all over the mountain.
While the ski business 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 lift lines. As last season made crystal clear, Plattekill is the place to be, more than ever.
And because Plattekill is only open weekends and holidays, tree lines remain fresh for weekend warriors, who know where to look. The best way to learn the mountain’s secrets is to come to this event 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 deck and a voucher for a lift ticket valid on any regular operating day (Friday-Sunday) during the 2021-2022 season. Plus you’ll get an added bonus of inestimable value: street cred with New York’s tree skiers.
To be clear, the workday will be work. We’ll hike approximately 3 miles during the course of the day. Trees will be cut and dragged. Participants should be ready to hike with a backpack containing 2 liters of water, a few snacks like PB+Js and Clif Bars, and a pair of work gloves. A camera is also a good thing to have, so you can start figuring out key angles to shoot your friends on pow days.
We need at least 12 volunteers to make it work. (In recent years this has not been a problem.) The more the better. We’ll meet at the Plattekill base lodge at 9:00 am on Saturday, October 23rd.
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 / clippers
Mask use is voluntary, and social distancing at your discretion. We will be outdoors the entire time and lunch will also be served outside. You may ride the lift alone or with someone you came with if you choose.
The emails associated with the comments on this post serve as our contact list. If you want to participate and already have a comment below, made with an email address you still use, you are good to go.
Image Credits: Platekill Mountain