Plattekill named top "Secret Skiing" spot
By Jay Braman Jr.
Plattekill Mountain in Roxbury has been listed as one of the “Top Eight Secret Ski Spots in North America” according to a March 10 article in TheActiveTimes.com by Diana Gerstacker.
Claiming that nothing ruins a perfect day of skiing quicker than a crowd, the online magazine set out to find places where the skier/slope ratio provides more space for enjoyment.
They found eight.
“If buying your own mountain isn’t in your budget and you’re not into skiing at midnight with a headlamp, than you’ll need to break with the well-known resorts,” wrote Gerstacker. “We’ve got you covered.”
Up at Plattekill, General Manager Laszlo Vajtay’s response to these accolades was swift.
“We have been working hard each year to add new improvements to Plattekill, putting all our money right back into the mountain each and every season,” he said. “It’s really a huge compliment to be singled out by being included in this listing and that the hard work is being rewarded.”
Vajtay said Plattekill has always promoted the idea that bigger isn’t always better and that there are some benefits to being small and secret.
“Plattekill Mountain is both humbled and honored to be ranked in this recent listing,” he added.
“Plattekill is an awesome option for avoiding scores of New Yorkers,” according to the article. “Plattekill is ‘all about keeping it real’ and by that they mean they have kept a small mountain atmosphere, with a tight-knit community but still manage some great terrain. Eleven-hundred feet of vertical and 38 trails look pretty great when they’re all yours,” he said.
The list was rounded out by the Whitefish Ski Resort in Montana; the Red Mountain Resort in Rossland, British Columbia; Burke Ski Center in East Burke, Vermont; Mauna Kea, Big Island, Hawaii; Schweitzer Ski Center in Sandpoint, Idaho; Mt. Rose Ski Resort in Reno, Nevada, and the Santa Fe Ski Resort in Santa Fe, New Mexico.