Plattekill Mountain - Trail, Roxbury near Woodstock, Bikeparks

Plattekill Mountain - Trail, Roxbury near Woodstock, Bikeparks

DESCRIPTION

Ski resort that was supposedly rated as the number 2 ski resort for mountain biking in the US. Great place, but hard to get to if you don't know your way --- not enough sign's along the way.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jan 23, 2011]
taletotell
Weekend Warrior

This place is for the most part really steep and rocky, with some crazy roots and slick technical stuff. It is pretty technical downhill. I have a 6" travel trail bike and, while I could ride there and had a ton of fun I'd say to really get the best of it you should use a DH bike.
There are some great drops and jumps from beginner to middle to advanced level. Nothing super epic either, but medium is good enough for me.

I plan to go back, though I might give diablo a shot first.

Customer Service

Talk to the guys who work there. They'll give you some good ideas according to your skill level.

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People say Diablo is pretty awesome, but that's a freeride park while this is more a technical DH place and the nearest thing I know of like that would be whiteface mtn in the adirondack state park.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
[Aug 19, 2010]
Anthony
Downhiller

AMAZING..... Could be marked better at intersections. Beginners take it easy or get your a.. handed to you. Sweet drops and man made jumps, technical single track.

Customer Service

go left at the top of the double chair

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Dec 03, 2007]
chapper69
Cross Country Rider

incredible choice of trails! they have added many single track trails this summer to attract racers for a series of races (both downhill and xc). should be adding more and adding races next year. be sure to check their website.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jun 02, 2006]
jdoodled
Cross Country Rider

Agree with all that was written in previous reviews - except ask the locals. My group - 3 riders XC rides - were ashamedly teabagged (oops sandbagged) by some burly girl in full armor. Big drops, steep rollouts, fast singletrax, stout but fun trails. Trail markings are worthless as well as the map provided with entry. Considering a guided tour next visit just to get more familiar with the terrain. Also our mid 20 pound xc bikes were destroyed after five top to bottoms (disc failure, 3 flats, and rear derailure misfortune). We probably could have rebuilt the three to make 1 working model and taken turns, but these trails should not be ridden solo and the prospect of cold beer was just too appealing to pass on.

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Killington mtn, VT. well marked trails, ganjala lift service, and something for everyone

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
[Nov 01, 2005]
Bawitdaba
Downhiller

Well....I went there on Sunday the 30th of October not knowing that on the previous day they had a snowstorm of 14 inches. When I got up top there was still a good 6 inches on the ground so needless to say with the temperature and direct sun it was a soggy, greasy, muddy, snowy mess. It was something new and different, I had a lot of fun, drew a little blood, but it was still good. The staff seemed like nice folks, especially Doctor Bob, the resident wrench and EMT. I'll be back....

Customer Service

I really did not get a good look at the whole place yet, but I liked the whoopdedoo hills on the right side of the mountain. They will be real fun without snow.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Nov 10, 2004]
mike h
Weekend Warrior

all trails are good need a little work.the shop sucks. i bought a bike there and the frame broke in 3 days,and the peddals fell off

Customer Service

any

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maby hunter

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 23, 2004]
Rudy304
Weekend Warrior

First time out and had a great time. Other then the pot smoking kid that was at the top of the lift taking my bike off the lift, the rest of the staff was very helpful. Also, other riders were helpful b/c they knew I was a newbie on the mtn. We had a blow out, and at least two riders asked if we needed any tools. Their single track was intense, though needed a little work. Overall...good experience...and good times. FYI - I found out the pot smoking kid was sent home after my run. I wonder why???

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jul 23, 2004]
Jason Stella
Downhiller

I'am siiting on my cpu waiting for the morning hours to haul up 2 Plattekill. By far one the best places to ride on the East Coast. Mountain Creek is Fun but Plattekill is Crazy.. I ride about anything I can get my hands on from 2o inch St, Cyclo-Cross S.S. Gack with 24's for Dirt-Park-Street Track Bikes Because I riding all types makes me a better rider-person.. Who give a crap what u ride just have fun a run your stuff 2 the GROUND>>>

Customer Service

NO

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Have Done Any ** However Most likely there Good

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jul 01, 2004]
locoforte
Downhiller

Living in western New York I started out strictly as an XC rider. Gradually grew into a wanna-be urban freerider, but with 3.5" front travel and a hardtail, I beat my bike up pretty good which affected my XC riding. A few years ago I finally got a real DH bike. But with no true downhilling or freeriding parks anywhere around, not even any of the 4 nearby ski areas, I was relogated to just tooling around my college campus dropping staircases and jumping off hand-ledges. Plattekill was an incredibly worthwhile 4 hour drive from home. The terrain was everything I'd hoped it would be and more. It was a lot of loose stones, almost everywhere, and some of the trails were insanely challenging. But there's a difficulty level for everyone there, and even more potential for any skill level rider. There are blazing cruisers, plenty of jumps, a few nice big (8+ feet) drops, and some superb technical DH riding. I wouldn't reccommend taking the chair unless you've got a freeride or downhill bike and minimum padding of arms legs and full-face head gear. Everyone else there had motocross type helmets with full body armor (spine protector included). We experienced no lines Sat. or Sun. on a beautiful sunny weekend in early June. My only inconveniences are that the tickets are kinda pricey, their trail map was useless and the lift was slow. Oh, and the trail marking are almost non-existent. We somehow ended up on a cross country trail and wasted 40 minutes of our day. That is a problem that could easily be fixed if they just paid a little more attention. But overall it's an incredible experience, I'm going back in two weeks.

Customer Service

The trail head that is at your 10 o'clock when you get off the chair.

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There are non like it anywhere else in the state.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jun 28, 2004]
Dontgothere
Weekend Warrior

Remember when you were a kid, and you & your friends would find a nice high wall, and you'd dare each other until one of you would jump, and the rest had to follow? Well, we're grown up now, and Plattekill is the place to go for that same feeling, except you can do it all day long. By the end of the day I've used more adrenaline than I've used during the three months prior. I've been lucky to have met an experienced dh'er last 2 times here who were kind enough to show me the trails and how to ride them, and even then it freaks me out at every turn. The chutes are so sick, but you can't ride your brakes too much 'cause you'll wash out, so there are times at the drop-ins where you just have to let go & hope for the best! Stopped on a trail & saw a guy standing at the top of a huge (probably at least 15 foot to transition) surveying it - don't know if he eventually dropped it, but even to think about it is sick. First 2x here I took it real easy and even that had its scary parts, but of late I've tried the real McCoy dh stuff and it is just white knuckle stuff all the way from the top to the bottom. I'm riding a 5/5 inch travel bike, but if you really want to get the most out of these trails you need more - like 8+ f&r. You'll also really need armour & a full face - kid at my lbs broke his jaw here 2 years ago, and on Saturday I watched the dirt come up to my face real quick! You will crash, so why not protect yourself. If you're an extreme personality, and have the bare minimum of travel and fortitude, you'd be short-changing yourself it you didn't try Plattekill a few times before you die.

Customer Service

Don't go alone - best with someone who knows the trails.

Similar Products Used:

Nothing similar I've ever seen.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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