Roxbury, NY, July 21, 2000--To complete the replacement of what is considered one of the highest and longest continually-rising T-bars operating in the United States, the owners of Ski Plattekill Mountain Resort said today they expect to sign a partnership agreement with an investor by the end of the month.
The plan is to install a Hall double, purchased from neighboring Belleayre Mountain Ski Center, in place of the infamous 1961 Hall T-bar. The Hall double will have a line length of 3,300 feet and climb about 1,100 vertical feet to the peak, effectively increasing the area's total vertical by about 100 feet.
Laszlo Vajtay, Plattekill's owner and president, said half the needed money has been raised by selling $1,000, five-year season passes to the faithful. The rest, he says, will come from another source.
"I feel confident about raising the money because I've gotten good feelings from several sources we've been talking to," said Vajtay today as he was preparing a business plan. He says he's looking to sign a deal with someone or a group interested in a 33 percent share of the resort for a minimum of $1 million.