Find Your Ski Area
Show Menu
Close Menu

New York

Close Menu

Plattekill Mountain

The small and intimate Plattekill Mountain is a celebrated, family friendly resort that offers world-class skiing and lessons at affordable prices. A labor of love for the owners, a married couple who have been going to the resort since they were young, Danielle and Laszlo Vajtay have worked hard to make Plattekill a mellow, but quality resort.

Catskill's Laid-Back Style

Located in the gorgeous Catskill Mountains of New York Plattekill has exhilarating runs, stunning landscapes and fun for the whole family. Plattekill Mountain isn’t about being huge or flashy. Plattekill is a simple mountain resort that focuses on having the best snow, well-groomed trails, and the friendliest staff. The small crowds found at the resort ensure that each guest experiences short lift lines and enjoys the maximum amount of space to try out new tricks and hone their skills. The resort has 35 trails spread over 75 acres with just three lifts, one terrain park, and more than 1,000 feet of vertical drop. The double diamond "Blockbuster" plummets the full 1,100 feet of “continuous vertical” and is one of the steepest runs in the region.

Off the Slopes

Plattekill has no lodging of its own but partners with various hotels, inns, and condos in the area to offer guests amazing ski and stay packages. There are plenty of places to choose from that are guaranteed to fit any budget. The Roxbury Hotel is located five miles from the resort and has been voted one of the “Top 100 Hotels in North America” by National Geographic. The historic 400-acre Stone Tavern horse farm is one of the most beautiful spots in the region and located just one mile from the mountain.

Dining options abound at Plattekill and in the surrounding towns. The resort features modest fare at their restaurant and an après ski bar. Binnekill Square Restaurant, in nearby Margaretville, specializes in schnitzel, spaetzle, venison stew and a variety of other hot and hearty meals. The T-Bar and Summerfield's are also near the resort and offer a warm and ambient après ski atmosphere.

Getting Here

Getting to Plattekill is simple. Located 1.5 hours from Albany, New York and three hours from New York City and Long Island, it’s close to major airport, which makes flying into the area easy and affordable. By car, it’s about three miles off of Route 30 near Roxbury, New York. As an added convenience, you can reach Plattekill by bus and train. Bus service is available from New York City and other points south with Adirondack Trailways. Amtrak also offers service to Rhinecliff, New York, which is a one-hour drive from Plattekill.

Featured Blog Posts

Will There Be a Last Chair? 2016-2017 Ski Season Resort Closing Dates

The trees budding all across the Front Range in Colorado and Utah, and water sprinklers feverishly spraying golf courses are signs that spring is on us and summer is near. To the dismay of skiers and riders alike, it’s time to say goodbye to the bittersweet 2016-2017 ski season. This winter has been both good and […]


Ski Slang You Should Know Before Hitting the Slopes

Once you’ve booked your dream ski trip, it’s time to brush up on your ski slang. After all, nobody wants to look like a gaper – or novice – out on the slopes, and nothing will give you away faster than not understanding the local ski-speak. So dust off your ski pants, break out the fresh goggles, and […]


Don’t Ski? Don’t Worry. Enjoy Your Vacation With These Winter Activities for Non-Skiers

Mountain resorts are popular among travelers for vacations. With breathtaking views, crisp cool air, and exciting activities, it’s no secret why. Most people who go on vacation to large mountain resort towns spend a lot of their time skiing. While it’s a thrilling activity, and one that is enjoyed by many, not everyone loves it. […]


How to Waterproof Your Gear in 3 Easy Steps

There’s nothing worse than spending a day on the mountain in cold and soggy gear. Your wet boots squish with each movement. Your fingers are frozen stiff. Your cuffs let moisture soak straight through to your sleeves. Unfortunately, ‘waterproof’ gear doesn’t last forever. With enough wear and tear, your favorite jacket’s ability to keep you […]


How to Get the Best Ski Vacation Deals

If you are itching to hit the slopes, you might be looking for ski vacation deals that will allow you to take a vacation. However, as you might already know, ski trips cost money. Luckily, there are many ways to save. These are a few tips that can help you get the best ski vacation […]


How to Save Money on Ski Vacations: 3 Tips for Cheaper Accommodations

If you’re planning on taking a ski vacation, you might be concerned about the cost of accommodations. If you’ve found our website, you probably want to stretch your budget for hitting the slopes. Follow these tips on how to how to save money on ski vacations by cutting your lodging costs so that you’ll have cash to spend on […]


Get Insider Savings with Exclusive Deals at

We know you – you save your vacation days for the first snowfall, and head for the mountains to slash downhill. There’s no better way for you to spend the day. But whether you frequent your favorite ski resort, or prefer a new adventure at each turn, skiing and snowboarding requires an investment in time […]


Ski Resort Opening and Closing Dates for 2015-2016

The ski films are out, and you know what that means – ski season is just around the corner! Calgary in Canada closed out their summer with a blanket of snowfall, and early snowmaking has begun at Copper Mountain in Colorado, along with some other resorts across the nation. With El Nino’s rains blessing the […]


Epic Snow Battle: Skiing vs. Snowboarding

Visit the snowy peaks of North America, and you’ll find be faced with an ultimate decision: should you ski or ride? In the wintery world of snow sports, does it matter whether you descend on one plank or two? It does, and here’s why. Old vs. new Skiing has been around since the beginning – literally […]


Photo Courtesy of Hunter Mountain