Monday, February 26, 2007

More snow coming our way!

We received 3" of snow overnight, and there is more to come! It is still snowing outside and will continue through the week and into the weekend. Look for some fresh powder, starting today!

TELEMET Latitude 42° North Air Assault: THIS WEEKEND!

Registration is still open (there are only a few spots left), and we're getting ready for our third annual freestyle celebration, TELEMET latitude 42° North Air Assault. The competition includes big air, rail jam and quarterpipe competitions and runs Saturday and Sunday.

In fact, if you're aching for some time in the park, stop by on Friday night for a preview: we're holding a park jam starting at 6pm on Friday, March 2. We hope to see you here this weekend!

Ladies... hit the slopes, the spa and the shop: Women's Indulgence Camp kicks off this weekend!

Women skiers and snowboarders of all ages and abilities learn new skills and pro tips from highly-trained coaches and world-class athletes in a super-positive environment. Camp sessions include Burton goodie bags, chill-out time with Burton team members, and chances to win the latest goods and gear.

These camps include:

  • Two nights of lodging in our Kaatskill Mountain Club (optional)
  • Two days of down hill skiing/boarding
  • Two days professional ski/board instruction sessions with video and video analysis
  • Two $45 spa credits
  • Use of spa facilities including fitness room, steam room, hot tub, indoor/outdoor pool, etc.
  • 5 meals at VanWinkle's Restaurant
  • Wine & Cheese party
  • Boot fitting clinic with our Shop Pros
  • "Goodie Bag" courtesy of Burton

    If interested, call Jen Schmidt at 800-HunterMtn x2278, or continue to this page for further information!

  • Great group rates starting March 5!

    Ski or ride midweek for only $25 per person (adult tickets) starting March 5! We've lowered our group rates, so stop by and ski or ride for cheap! You must have 15 people or more to qualify for group rates, so bring your friends!

    Wednesday, February 21, 2007

    New Park & Pipe Workshop!

    Due to a number of requests, we have opened up the possibility of doing another Park & Pipe Workshop -- this one will be held on March 24. If you are interested in participating in this workshop, please call Jen Schmidt at 800-HunterMtn x2278.

    Snowboard Park & Pipe Workshop - (Riders age 19 and over)
    Open to riders who have mastered single-diamond black terrain. Riders can develop the skills to ante-up in our park and pipe. All workshops meet in Goldye's of the Learning Center and run from 8am-4pm.
    • 1 day without lift tickets: $105

    Call ASAP if interested and we'll get this party started!

    Tuesday, February 20, 2007

    Saturday, February 17, 2007

    Some Early Mornin' Photos!

    It's not so early any more, but we decided to share these nice morning shots with all of you to show you what you're missing (or hopefully what you're here for!) Click on the image for a larger version!

    Enjoy, and hopefully we'll see you all tonight at our Fireworks celebration, or tomorrow at the Pipe Jam!

    Friday, February 16, 2007

    Weekend: Fireworks, Pipe Jam & More!

    Howdy folks! I thought I'd give you a heads up on some of the cool stuff going down this weekend here at Hunter...we hope to see you all soon, and enjoy your Presidents' Holiday period! After two awesome powder days, we're looking forward to this weekend....some awesome conditions, comfortable temperatures and sunny skies are coming our way!

    Saturday, February 17 - stop by to check out our fireworks on Saturday night at 6pm! There is plenty to celebrate, namely mother nature's latest gift to us, 26" of fresh snow! NASTAR will be running on Saturday, and snowtubing will be open from 9am to 9pm.

    Sunday, February 18 - join us in the terrain park for our Presidents' Weekend Pipe Jam, kicking off at 4pm. Anyone can participate (you need to sign a release, and wear a helmet). The event ends at 7. If you're lucky, your photo may even make the website! Pizza will be available for purchase and the Main Bar will be open. Sunday also brings the Mini World Cup to Hunter Mountain!

    We know we're a little late with our Video of the Week and Podcast, but our web issues have been resolved! The Podcast will be available later today, and the Video of the Week will be available tomorrow morning/afternoon...we apologize for the lateness, but we have plenty of pow' footage, so keep checking back! Enjoy your weekend!

    Thursday, February 15, 2007

    Pics, info, and powder, of course!

    Ok, so here's the scoop...

    Pretty much nothing is groomed. Some of Hunter One and smaller areas, but for the most part, every slope has been left untouched. Minya and East Side have enormous mounds of snow that will blow your minds! It is sunny and cold out, with a lot of wind on trails like Heuga, but it is break out your twin tips and hit the slopes! Official count....26"!!!!

    Here are some photos I took this morning...

    Wind-created snow drift at the top of Heuga...well over a foot and a half!

    Pretty much every slope is covered with numerous inches of powder...this is an understatement!

    More pics coming soon I hope...enjoy!

    Tuesday, February 13, 2007

    Valentines Day snowstorm heading toward Hunter!

    Hello people! We are looking at a major storm heading into the Northeast, set to hit the Northern Catskills by Tuesday night/Wednesday…with a possible 26 inches of fresh pow'!

    Keep an eye on the forecasts... we sure will be! Head over to these links for multiple forecasts:

    Website issues continue, resolution on its way!

    We are hoping to resolve our website difficulties within the next 48 hours, as we have found the root of the problem. We'd like to thank you for your patience and will continue to do what we can to assist you in finding the information you need. Please use the redirects below for vital information:

    Group Leaders... have no fear, Mike is here!

    We know the information for group leaders are not readily available, but Mike is here, awaiting your phone calls. You can reach him at 800-HunterMtn x2338... call or e-mail him for reservations and group rates, as well as any other information you may need to bring your group to Hunter Mountain!

    Sunday, February 11, 2007

    CMS Boardercross Pictures!

    Thanks to everyone who came out!

    Big storm is coming!

    Check this out, guys...the latest Accuweather forecast, showing a possible 14" of snow next week!

    Accuweather: Major Storm Eyeing the Interior Northeast!

    Those of you who might enjoy being snowed in on Valentines Day have a lot to look forward to! Coming from CMS Boardercross, which took place today!

    Saturday, February 10, 2007

    Snow conditions, Daily Deals, etc...

    Good morning skiers and riders! It's snowing in Hunter! As you may know, our website is experiencing technical here are some helpful links:

    Snow Conditions
    Daily Deals
    Van Winkle's Specials

    More coming soon! And Happy US Ski Team Day!

    If you are seeking further information, please do not hesitate to call 800-HunterMtn to speak to the operator.

    Friday, February 09, 2007

    Video of the Week!

    As promised, here is our video of the week! Grooming, halfpipe, The Plaza and snowtubing!

    Enjoy! We hope to see you all this weekend!

    Hunter Mountain welcomes US Ski Team Day tomorrow!

    Hunter Mountain is pleased to host US Ski Team Day on Saturday, February 10th to show support of the US Ski Team. Each customer who buys a lift ticket on Saturday will get a free year-long subscription to SKI or SKIING Magazine and a free trial run for Nature Valley NASTAR.* Saturday is an excellent day to stop by Hunter Mountain, not only to ski or ride, but also to support the culture and sport... and to get your magazine subscription and free NASTAR run!

    Stop by tomorrow to celebrate US Ski Team Day at Hunter Mountain!

    * Trial runs for NASTAR must be requested when purchasing your lift ticket. They are valid on all 2006-07 NASTAR days at Hunter Mountain.

    Official Website Down

    Hello all, just a quick note to confirm that yes, our official site is temporarily down, it is a server-side problem that is unrelated to please be patient while the problem is resolved, and the website will be up soon.

    Quick summary of conditions:
    - 42 trails, 5 lifts
    - halfpipe open
    - terrain park open
    - snowtubing open from 1pm-9pm
    - packed powder, hard packed, machine-groomed snow

    If you have any other questions about conditions, please feel free to ask and I will answer as soon as I can. I will also answer some of the comments from the previous thread. Sorry again for the inconvenience, this is a setback for us as well!

    FYI, the Podcast and Video of the Week will be available later today, once our website is back up...just something to keep an eye out for!

    Monday, February 05, 2007

    ValuePass & ValuePass+ Now Available!

    Start looking toward next season with our ValuePass, available now for the 2007-08 season. ValuePasses are also good this year, starting March 1 through closing! These are amazing deals:

    Skiing & Riding Midweek/Non-holiday... the classic ValuePass was designed for skiers and riders who love the peace and quiet found Monday through Friday at Hunter Mountain! Only $199 Click here

    What's the Plus? 30% savings on weekend/holiday tickets all season! More than just a season pass, our ValuePASS+ features savings every day of the season, all for only a few dollars more! Only $229 Click here

    For more information or to purchase, head over to our website! Click here

    Some other things to keep in mind...

    • Snowtubing is open on weekends... and we have the video to prove it! Head over to our Snowtubing page to check out some photos and video of our beautiful 9-chute snowtubing park, open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays! Click here
    • Catskill Mountain Series Boardercross is on Sunday! Check the Catskill Mountain Series page for more information!
    • 42° north is coming up fast! Our freestyle competition, Telemet Latitude 42° north air assault, is taking place in less than a month. Registration materials will be available in a few short weeks, so keep an eye out, and save the date(s): March 2, 3 & 4, here at Hunter Mountain! Head over to for more information, and photos from last year!
    • Tune in every Thursday for a new Podcast & Video of the Week! Thursday is the day to check the weekend forecast via the Podcast, plus see some conditions first-hand with our Video of the Week!
    Be sure to stop by to enjoy our beautiful weather, events and fantastic conditions... we hope to see you all soon!

    Thursday, February 01, 2007

    Video of the Week....Halfpipe!

    Our Halfpipe is the star of this week's Video of the Week...check...ok, no...just watch.

    More pics of the actual cutting and other things tomorrow...enjoy! For a higher quality version of this video, go here.