Where: Catskill Mountains, Hunter, NY. 2.5
hours north / west of New York City
Ridable / Skiable Acres: 240
Vertical Drop: 1600
Number of Trails: 53
Number of Lifts: 11
SnowboardSecrets about Hunter:
Hunter Mountain boasts one of my favorite trails
anywhere in the East. "Belt Parkway" (wryly named for one of NY Cityıs major
expressways) is a long trail that swings around the mountain, with a
drop-off and a great expansive ever-changing view on riderıs left the whole
The pitch of Belt Parkway is just right to make it a smooth fast ride (but
not TOO fast.) Itıs always exciting, every time! Just watch out late on a
weekend day when the light is flat and you may have to dodge fatigued,
out-of-control crowds of sliders.
Go on a weekday, especially in Spring if you possibly can. Hunter usually
stays open until mid-April. Spring riding there is great!
"Hunter West" is a group of black diamond runs that take you down the back
of the mountain. "Way Out" is not terribly scary for good riders and brings
you to the quaint 2- seater lift at Hunter West where you can avoid some of
Hunter has a huge lodge. Besides the main room, there is the large
³Colonelıs Room² (on skierıs right), and the Plaza Café area, (skierıs left)
in the West Wing of the Main Lodge. A lively aprés ski scene congregates in
the Main Bar of the lodge on busy afternoons. Thereıs even a sushi bar.
There is a sunny outdoor deck too.
Three separate mountains encompassing a
wide variety of terrain catering to skiers and riders of all ability levels
- from comfortable and spacious learning terrain perfect for first-time
beginners, to steeps and bumps for the seasoned expert - there is something
to satisfy any ski or ride style!
Lifts Open at 8:30am and Close at 4pm.
Hunter West Hours: 9:30am to 3:30pm. Base
Lodge opens at 6am.
PERCENTAGE OF TERRAIN:
Double Black 13
Telephone Number: 1-800-HunterMtn (7am-4:30pm Daily)
BASE ELEVATION: 1600' (above sea level)
SUMMIT ELEVATION: 3200' (above sea level)