Plattekill Mountain To Make Changes to Mountain Biking Schedule & Summer Operations
April 27, 2017
Roxbury, NY: Plattekill Mountain in Roxbury, New York, has announced changes to its summer operations for the 2017 season.
For more than 24 years, Plattekill has welcomed mountain bikers every weekend May through November for its lift-accessed summer mountain biking operation. One of the first mountain bike centers to open in 1995 in the Northeast, Plattekill became an icon in the industry. However, in the past few years, there has been a surge of mountain bike parks opening at ski resorts in the Northeast, Mountain bike "centers" have evolved into "parks" offering more manicured, flowy, machine built terrain: something that is extremely expensive for a small operation like Plattekill to compete with.
With this increased competition, the market is now being spread out among many other facitilies. Plattekill has had to restructure its biking operations to offer biking on a more limited basis this year. "The Northeast bike park landscape has become increasingly more crowded, which has significantly affected our ridership," explains long-time owner, Laszlo Vajtay. "Simply put, we can't afford to turn the lifts and staff the park on the same schedule we have in the past."
Plattekill will continue offering mountain biking for 2017, but on a smaller scale than in previous years. Biking will be open to the public the first weekend of each month in July, August, September, and October in conjunction with it's "Music on the Mountain" free concert series to create more of a "festival-like" setting. In addition the mountain will be open in conjunction with the "Eastern States Cup" series downhill race the weekend of July 8-9. Lift hours on all operating weekends this year will be extended and will be open 9am - 5pm. Guests will continue to have the opportunity to rent biking equipment.
Plattekill will also be adding additional operating days by offering private mountain rentals for corporate groups, private parties and summer youth camps which may or may not include a biking component based on the individual group's needs. These private rentals will afford groups the unique option of having the luxury of personalized service and privacy catered to individual interests including meeting space, team building, mountain biking, racing or a combination thereof. More information on mountain rentals can be obtained by contacting Plattekill's Marketing and Group Sales Manager, Christy Jaromack, at email@example.com or (607)326-3500, ext. 116.
More information can be found at the Plattekill Mountain website
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Family-owned and operated since 1993, Plattekill Mountain welcomes skiers, snowboarders, snow tubers of all ages looking for winter fun in the Catskill Mountains of Upstate New York. Plattekill offers lessons, a full-service base lodge with food and bar, and 1,100 vertical feet of old-school New England style trails ranging from beginner to advanced. In the summer and fall, Plattekill welcomes mountain bikers, hikers, and campers, as well as private groups and weddings and features a free summer Music Concert Series.