I've been going to Andes since I was real short back in '72.
There's a book that was written about all the places on 28. From start to finish. It's a long interesting ride if you ever have a couple days to wander.
My first falls where on that hill. Having 8 people on a toboggan was way more fun as a shorty. The pitch changes all different ways but never very steep. Unless of course your walking up loaded with provisions because the car couldn't.
Wind always seemed to blow snow into a 8' deep drift along the stone wall and leave nothing anywhere else.
My folks bought the place with a trailer back in '72. When I became of age I contemplated building a house for a long time.
Due to the influence of my wife we actually bought a turn key in Masthope,which is in the Poconos. It's much closer and we ski and horseback ride for free basically. There's also many other amenities the Catskills property didn't have.
It's a further drive to Platty but it's still closer than Long Island.