Catskill Heaven: Weekend at Plattekill (12/13 - 12/14/14)

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Skiray Skiray
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Catskill Heaven: Weekend at Plattekill (12/13 - 12/14/14)

Harvey, I hope you like this..... SEE IN HD...

A change of weekend plans allowed us to check out a mountain we have heard great things about. That mountain you ask is Plattekill Mountain which is located deep in the heart of the Catskills in Roxbury, New York.

Plattekill Mountain is often referred to as the Mad River Glen of the Catskills and is known to offer the most varied terrain for skiers and boarders within 3 hours of New York City.

For years we opted to ski more convenient mountains like Hunter and Windham or at times drive longer and further North to other ski areas; sadly and always passing this mountain up. This time, our opportunity came and we decided to make the drive and too see if this mountain would feel and ski like Mad River Glen, which is arguably one of our most favorite mountains in the East.

Upon our arrival we were greeted by all the staff and right away we felt at home. This place was inviting to all and the mountain though not the biggest, offered some nice looking, steep and long face runs and you could see there were many trails stemming off them. One run could become 3 when you count all the glades and bike trail that you are allowed to ski (at your own risk).

After two full days of skiing, meeting some of the coolest and hardcore skiers, teles-skiers, boarders in the New York City area, we would say hands down, this is the best mountain to ski in the Catskills, followed by Belleayre then Hunter following with Windham.

This is a ski mountain and not a resort. There is nothing fancy about the mountain but, it has so much more charm than many of the other places we have visited. Belleayre has that feeling too.

Naturally this is our opinion and we love Hunter and Windham too, though I will say that with all the years of my skiing at these mountains, we have not ever been greeted and accepted and incorporated into the family the way Plattekill has. A very close second would be Belleayre in the same area.

We hope you like our video. This place to us was "Almost Heaven."

Thehof Thehof
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A-men brother. Platty is my home mountain. So glad you tried it,I knew you would love it. I always tell anybody who will listen to give it one try and they always wanna go back for more.
Snowballs Snowballs
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Sweet. Glad to see y'all loving it Ray. The vid was a real nice touch, raises the bar for future TRs.

Ted, your stills are awesome, but shoot us some vid please !
Skiray Skiray
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I am very happy that you guys like these videos. It's all for the love of skiing and of course telling stories.

I just hope Harvey likes it :) since I think he and others her have talked about Plattekill to me for a couple of years now. So happy we made it and now to bring some others there too.
PeeTex PeeTex
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Nice family video - thanks for putting it together.
Don't ski the trees, ski the spaces between the trees.
ml242 ml242
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Ray - You've really outdone yourself with this one. Move over, Smugglers Notch TR. It was great meeting the family, hope we can get a lap in next time. Keep shooting wherever you go!
Skiray Skiray
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Thanks Matt! I was hoping you would like it. Ironically, I do have video of you coming out of the lodge! Not long though. I was going to sneak it in but, better to catch some turns with you.
Harvey Harvey
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Re: Catskill Heaven: Weekend at Plattekill (12/13 - 12/14/14)

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Nice Ray.  I'm going to share this on Plattekill's FB page, so more will see it.

Sorry about the title change, just really want all TRs to have mountain name and date, including year, so they can be found in the future with the search function.  I realize I may be the only guy who actually searches for old stuff, but I do it a lot.
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
Adk Jeff Adk Jeff
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Re: Catskill Heaven: Weekend at Plattekill (12/13 - 12/14/14)

Nice going Ray.  I like that you put so much effort into your videos, I know it takes a lot of work.
Skiray Skiray
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Re: Catskill Heaven: Weekend at Plattekill (12/13 - 12/14/14)

Thanks Harvey.. This place is really special. I mean that too..

And thanks for the tip on the dates to accompany the title/subject.

Thanks to all of you that pushed us to make this journey there. We are definitely going back...!
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