Friday, November 30, 2007

Forecast for the Weekend...Great Temps, Conditions, More Terrain & Snowmaking!

As many of you might have noticed, our Snowmaking Manager, Bruce, has been sending over updates every few days, and we have been posting them in the blog. For the latest snowmaking information, please feel free to check the Hunterblog, as we will continue posting up-to-date info about snowmaking, lifts, sales, specials and events.

The weekend weather looks excellent for skiing, riding and also for snowmaking. We'll be opening more trails, including (but not limited to) Belt Parkway, Minya Konka, Lower Crossover and Mossy Brook. More terrain will open as snowmaking continues. Head over to NOAA to check the forecast for more information. There will be some wind chill on Saturday, so bundle up and help us bring in December!

LocalMotion 2008 Race Series Dates Announced!

Dates for our LocalMotion 2008 race series have been announced. LocalMotion is one of our most popular winter events, and we're pleased to bring it back again for another year. Check our Events Calendar for more information and dates, or visit the LocalMotion page for in-depth info....LocalMotion starts in January. We hope to see you there!

Giants Stadium Sale: Last Chance for $39 Big Lift Card w/ Free Lift Ticket!

Next week marks the beginning of one of the biggest ski/snowboard sales in the Northeast: the Princeton Ski Show at Giants Stadium. The show begins on Tuesday, December 4 and lasts until Saturday, December 8. This show is the last opportunity of the season to get the Big Lift Card for $39 with the free unlimited lift ticket. The Big Lift Card was available for this price, with free lift ticket, until November 1, and is now available for $49 with no free lift ticket.

The times of the sale are as follows:
Tues, Dec 4 - 2pm - 12am
Wed, Thur, Fri, Dec 5-7 - 12pm - 12am
Sat, Dec 8 - 10am - 6pm

We hope to see you there! Our Winter Card will also be available for sale.

Christmas Shopping? Give the gift of Winter!

Looking for a fun gift that everyone can use? Consider the Winter Card: two days at Hunter and two days at Windham for $119. That's less than $30 a day at two great resorts 15 minutes apart. The Winter Card is only available through December 24, so get yours now! It is completely transferable, available online and at the Princeton Ski Show (mentioned above).

*The Winter Card is valid through the end of the Winter 2007-08 season at both resorts, except peak holiday periods (Dec. 25-Jan. 1, Jan. 19-21 and Feb. 16-18). Unused visits may not be carried over into future seasons. Please treat the card as cash. If it is lost or stolen, it cannot be replaced. Questions? Call the Hunter ticket office at 800-HunterMtn ext. 2200 or the Windham ticket office at 800-SkiWind ext. 1100.

Snowmaking: Friday Update

Here's the scoop - Right now we are making snow on the Belt top to bottom, Minya, Lower Xover. We are concentrating on these trail with all we can so that they will be opened up on Saturday.

Saturday we will try our best to get out of everybody's way but this early in the season we still have to take advantage of the weather so there will be some guns on the opened trails. We will move to the terrain park, Ike, Boston Road, and maybe the Cliff or Heuga?? (depends on the wind), if everything goes right.

The weather looks good with some COLD weather so this will give us a big boost in getting more terrain opened.

Forget Christmas shopping at the malls come take advantage of the early season snow with no crowds out there, while your here buy your presents: Big Lift Card, Winter Card, or stop by the ski shop!

- Bruce

ALSO: For those of you who were wondering about the Quad, it's currently operating and has been repaired. Thanks for your patience!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Wednesday Snowmaking Update

Last night the weatherman's prediction was a little off. The low temps on top hit this morning at 6:00 am with a low of 21, the bottom hit a frigid 28 so with that it was not a very stellar night.

Up and coming we will start up again Thursday with predictions of some cold air moving in after a brief warm-up Wednesday night, the plan remains the same get more terrain opened: Minya, Lower Xover, Mossy And The Belt .

Lets hope that Mother Nature will gives us a break when and if she does we are ready to move. If anybody out there knows any dances or spells for cold weather, lets do it...we need some Help with the weather!

- Bruce

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Snowmaking Update

Bruce, our snowmaking manager and unofficial video correspondent, sent a message over for posting it is!

Well we survived the rains that Heinz field in Pittsburgh could not, yes we lot some snow but we are still in great shape and recovery will be quick 1 night and then ready to start the big moves.

Tuesday 27th we will be starting up in the afternoon as the temps drop hopefully we will be up and running by 4:00 PM. Tonight we will be on HBK and off Broadway, Madison, Mossy.

The weather for tonight will be cold enough to resurface what we have with some powder and position us for the next big moves, which will be on Thursday. The temps on Wed. are not good so we will start up on Thursday.

The next move we will be going to the Belt, Minya, Lower Xover, Ike.

This hopefully will all be opened by Saturday if the Mother Nature gives us a break. The long range looks good and with this we will be able to really start getting some terrain opened up.

So get ready.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Another slideshow from Snowmaking!

Some photos from our snowmaking manager....weekend 1 at Hunter Mountain. Thanks to everyone who came out, and we hope to see you back here soon!

Cool Video from AlpineZone!

Our friends from AlpineZone stopped by yesterday to hit the slopes....and sent us a sweet video. Enjoy!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Lifts & Trails Conditions Info available...

People have been looking for this page, and here it is thus far. We're hosting it on our site, but bookmark it -- it will eventually be moved to our main snow reporting page.

Lifts, Trails & Conditions

Tonight's Rail Jam is ON!

Just a quick note to everyone, tonight's Rail Jam WILL be taking place from 5-8pm. The rails will be put up during the day, and the event is free, but registration is required.

The Main Bar and pizza bar will be open until 8, and Paradise Alley will be performing at the Main Bar from 4-7. We'll see you tonight!

Today: Hunter One, Tomorrow: Off-Broadway, Madison and more!

Good morning everyone!

I wanted to post some photos from I took early this morning, and also give you the info about snowmaking for today, tonight and tomorrow.

We're blowing in the same areas at the moment, as it is very cold and perfect snowmaking weather. The weather still looks good, but snowmaking will probably only be at night during the week, as day temps are in the high 30's and low 40's.

The below photos are snowguns on Hunter One.

Later this afternoon or tonight, weather permitting, snowmaking will continue through the night, and for tomorrow, there's a good possibility of having the Off Broadway, Madison, and maybe even Mossy Brook open.

Stay tuned for more information. We're working on getting the open lifts & trails page up, but have some issues with our website....I know some people are having some problems, and we are doing what we can to iron out the have patience, and keep checking back!

Friday, November 23, 2007

A Fantastic Friday at Hunter Mountain!

We have had an amazing Friday here at Hunter, and are now making snow on Kennedy, Hunter One, Madison and Mid-station. We plan to run the guns right through to tomorrow, and keep them going as long as possible.

C-Lift/Hunter One

There is a very good possibility of running C Lift tomorrow, and the Quad and F-lift will be running as well....Kennedy will be open as long as temps stay down tonight (here in Hunter, we're looking at a night time low of between 10 and 15 degrees!).

Guns on Hunter One, mid-morning.

I got some pretty cool shots today (among them are the ones in this post, all taken around 10am this morning). Remember: if YOU have a great photo of Hunter, send it in! Also check back, as our webmaster Steve has taken a bunch of photos every day and posted them on the site.

One of the C-Lift chairs in front of the snow cannon.

See more photos of snowmaking, the trails, the resort and more on the main page of the website, or in the gallery!

Snowgun at base of C-Lift

Check back tomorrow or call the Snowphone later (800-HunterMtn) for updated conditions...the forecast is looking excellent for the weekend, and I hope everyone had a really excellent Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

This weekend: Colder Temps, More Terrain, Live Entertainment & More!

Hello and Happy Thanksgiving from Hunter! Yesterday's opening day was fantastic, and we'd like to thank everyone who came out to ski or ride. The snow is still in good condition, despite the balmy weather, and we're going to make more snow and open more terrain as soon as temps lower (tonight) and possibly have more terrain for the weekend.

The current NOAA forecast shows that temperatures will drop into the low 20's and as low as 11 degrees on Friday think snow(making)!

Head over to the Hunterblog or the website for photos and video from yesterday!

This weekend, we're also going to have extended bar hours and live entertainment: on Saturday, Paradise Alley will be performing from 4-7pm in the Main Bar area. The bar will be open until 8pm, and if you like the band, head over to O'Neill's for their second performance, kicking off at 10pm and ending at 1am!

We here at Hunter plan to host plenty of live entertainment through the season, so keep checking back for an entertainment listing, or continue to Paradise Alley's website to read more about them!!

Thanks for reading, and stay tuned for more info!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Another video!

Some more shots from today, from Bruce...we've had an amazing opening day, and thanks so much to everyone who came out!

Some shots from opening day!

It's a great opening day here at Hunter Mountain...temps are in the high 40's, but thanks to our Snowmakers, their decision to make snow from summit to Mid-Station was a great one, and we haven't lost much cover, if any! Our base depth exceeds 48," so there is plenty of snow for everyone!

Enjoy the photos, and keep checking back for more updates!

Monday, November 19, 2007

More Information About Opening Day

Earlier today we announced that Hunter Mountain will be open for upper mountain skiing and riding (summit to Mid-station ONLY) on Wednesday, November 21. There will be servicing via F-lift. This terrain is available for advanced skiers and riders only.

The trails open will be Hellgate to 7th Ave/Mid-station. Adult lift tickets are $39 until terrain is further expanded...we hope to have summit-to-base skiing available this weekend, weather permitting.

Breakfast and lunch will be served in the cafeteria/food court starting on Wednesday. The bar will be open until 7pm on Friday, 8pm on Saturday (with live entertainment, and the pizza bar will be open), and 7pm on Sunday.

Children's programs are not available at this time. Limited Playcare will be available on Saturday and Sunday. Please call 800-HunterMtn for further information, or visit our website at!

We hope to see you out there soon!!!

We're opening on Wednesday!

Good morning everyone,

Hunter Mountain will be opening on Wednesday, 11/21/2007. Upper mountain only, F-lift servicing and Hellgate / 7th Ave to F-Lift will be available. Quad (A) will be used for the ride up and back down to base.

These trails are open to advanced skiers only, until we open summit-to-base.

Another video from Snowmaking!

Princeton Ski Show: Last Chance for $39 Big Lift Card!

Hunter Mountain representatives will be present at the Princeton Ski Show from December 4 - 8 at Giants Stadium. The Princeton Ski Show is one of the biggest ski expos in the region, and at this show, the Big Lift Card will be available for sale at its original price of $39 with a free unlimited lift ticket.

Receive season-long savings of $15 off weekends, $21 off mid-week and $27 Tuesday lift tickets with the Big Lift Card, and use your free lift ticket anytime -- weekends, holidays or whenever else!

Click here for more information about the Big Lift Card>>

Snowmaking continues!

Our snowguns are still churning out plenty of's a photo from this morning!

Stay tuned!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Photo, snowmaking video & updates!

Our snowmaking manager Bruce made a video of some recent snowmaking shots from Hunter -- complete with music! Check it out here!

Can't see this video? See it here.
As far as snowmaking is concerned, we are still making snow and plan to continue through the weekend, with a probable Wednesday opening if the weather cooperates. Most recent photo, as of earlier this afternoon:

Stay tuned for more info!!

College Season Passes: New season, new policy, check it out!

This year, College Season Passes are available to anyone with a valid full-time student ID: this year there is no age requirement. Bring in a student ID and a letter showing a minimum of 12 credits per semester, and a season pass is yours for $299! This deal is only available until December 23, so get yours now while it's still available!

Continue to eSki to purchase your pass online >>

Friday, November 16, 2007

Snowmaking Continues!

Here's an updated photo, as of 4pm today. As you can see, the guns have moved down to the bottom of Hellgate / top of Midstation. Stay tuned for more tomorrow!

Snowmaking Update: It Has Begun!

Snowmaking has officially started, with more to come! The snowmakers are currently running lines and setting up guns, so anyone in the area, take a look for the lights, or listen for the compressors later tonight!! Check back later in the day for some more photos!

As far as the forecast, nighttime lows are hovering around snowmaking temperatures, with daytime highs in the mid-30's. The resort's opening is still slated for sometime next week...more details soon! Leave a question, comment, or shoot me an e-mail and I'll answer whatever questions I can!

Vote: New poll up on RideHunter!

A new poll has been posted on RideHunter. Polls are used by our park and grooming crews for feedback on the terrain park.

This poll's question is: If you could choose one improvement for Hunter to make to its park, which would you choose? Let us know what you here, and stay tuned for more polls throughout the season!

There's also a new blog poll posted below the news on the sidebar to the right. Scroll down and click "vote here" to vote!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Latest photo of the Pinnacle!

As many of you know, The Pinnacle project is almost completed. Last week, we shot a great photo of it, and a few have asked to see the's what it looks like so far!

Within a few weeks, the project will be completed!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Latest Snowmaking Update

Good morning everyone!

We received a few inches of snow on Friday night, which is still lingering on the trails. The latest snowmaking update: weather permitting, we plan on making snow on Friday or Saturday of this week in hopes for a Thanksgiving opening.

Stay tuned for more info!

Friday, November 09, 2007

Hunter Mountain Hiring Day, Part 2

Hello everyone,

For those of you looking for winter jobs, or those of you with friends who are looking for winter jobs, Hunter's second Hiring Day takes place on Saturday, November 10 from 9am to 2pm. We have openings in snowmaking, lift operations, food & beverage, Playcare, ticket sales and many other areas.

For further information, please call HR at 800-HunterMtn x2314 or stop by Hiring Day, located in front of the main office of the base lodge.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Snowflakes in Hunter!

Hello again everyone! For the last two days, the area has seen numerous periods of flurries, some even lightly blanketing the ground with snow.

If you check the NOAA forecast, you will see that there is snow likely throughout the rest of the week, and the weather is definitely cooling down (it is currently 37 degrees).

Check back soon for more updates!

Monday, November 05, 2007

What everyone's wondering!

Hello everyone! As the weather gets progressively colder, and the season lurks closer and closer, more people ask me when the resort will open. At present time, everyone gets the same answer: keep an eye on the weather, and keep checking back. At this particular time, we do not have a set opening date, and it's too soon to tell when the weather will turn to become continuously cold.

I will say that NOAA's forecast this morning showed a chance of snow showers in the area starting Wednesday and continuing through the week. We will certainly not be opening this week, but residents may see a few puffs of white when we test our snowmaking keep a look out.

Next week, I'll probably update the Snow Phone, so that will be another source of information as we get closer and closer to our opening day. In the meantime, check out the new website, pick up a Winter Card, and keep on keepin' on!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Hunter Mountain & Windham Mountain unveil Winter Card

2 visits to Hunter, 2 visits to Windham for $119

Hunter and Windham Mountains are proud to partner up for the 2007-08 season with the Winter Card, which offers two days of skiing or riding at Hunter and two days at Windham for $119! This Winter Card is an exclusive limited-time offer, starting sale on November 1 and lasting only until December 24, 2007. The card is valid through the 2007-08 season.

Hunter and Windham, which are only 8 miles apart, are offering this card to provide our customers with an opportunity to ski cheap at both resorts. Hunter and Windham are just over two hours from New York City, offering not one opportunity to ski or ride, but two different mountains at a deeply discounted price: $29.75 a day! Here at Hunter, the
Winter Card offers a potential savings of $32 a day...and a total maximum savings of $127 on lift tickets!!

Remember to get yours soon ... the Winter Card is available for a
limited time only!! For more information about the Winter Card, please contact our ticket office, at 800-HunterMtn x2200. The Winter Card is only available for purchase online via and, and at select trade shows in the Tri-state area.

Continue to eSki to purchase the Winter Card!
For more information on the Winter Card, visit the website!