Wednesday, December 31, 2008

3" and still coming down!!

It's snowing like crazy outside! Ski Patrol has informed me that we already have 3", and it is still coming down! NOAA's radar map shows there is still plenty to get up here!

Jolly Jam Rail Jam!

Check it out!!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

New Year's Eve Torchlight Parade & Fireworks Tomorrow!

Hello again from Hunter Mountain! We've had an incredible holiday week and despite balmy weather this past weekend, our snowguns are chugging out fresh powder, and we're looking at 2-4" of natural snowfall tomorrow. We've got a ton of stuff going on! For those of you who have not yet made plans for New Year's Eve, plan to be here! Our Torchlight Parade & Fireworks kick off at 6pm, and we'll have live entertainment by Third Rail and a busy Main Bar....we hope to see you there! Snowtubing will also be open, and daytime conditions will be fantastic. We hope to see you!

We've got quite a few events coming up in the near future, including:
1/5 - LocalMotion Race #1
1/10 - 50th Anniversary Kick-off Celebration (details below)
Visit our Events Calendar to see more upcoming events taking place here at Hunter! ALSO:

New videos! We had our first rail jam on the 28th, and we've got a great video to show for it...awesome turnout, so thanks to everyone who came out. Ron "Carvefather" Maida came up to Hunter Mountain last week to shoot his newest carving video for Rad-X Sports. Joining Ron was Jay Frischman from the cutting edge Anton Glider
ski company who let Ron demo a pair. Ron can certainly carve on an alpine board and after not being on skis for 13 years...he didn't do so bad on twin boards his first day out. Our man Shane caught all the action and the truly bluebird day conditions at Hunter Mountain... check out the video here.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Happy Holidays!

Come enjoy this beautiful day with us!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

New video update!

Saturday: Santas on the Slopes & Ugly Sweater Contest

Looking for a deal? The first 100 people to show up on Saturday in a full Santa, Elf or Mrs. Claus costume and get a half price lift ticket! Remember, you must have a full costume in order to get a discount!

Later on Saturday, we'll have live entertainment by Captain Squeeze & The Zydeco Moshers with DJ Pat Del, starting at 4pm in the Base Lodge...there will also be a Dutchess Beverage Bar Promotion!

Sunday: Ladies Only Consumer Demo Day & Holiday Jolly Jam

Ladies, your time is now! Well, okay, it's actually Sunday. Stop by and try the latest and greatest in women-specific equipment! If you like what you've tried and want to buy, ask the rep for a $50 off coupon towards your purchase of a ski/binding or a snowboard/binding package in our Sports & Expeditions Center, located downstairs in the Base Lodge!

All the major players will be there: Burton, Rossignol, Salomon, K2, Ride and many more! Visit for more information or call 800-HunterMtn x2233.

The Holiday Jolly Jam kicks off on Sunday night...stop by and join in! Music, prizes and a free rail jam under the lights! Don't forget about our New Year's Eve festivities....we'll have live music, food and drink, and most importantly, fireworks!

Van Winkle's for the Holidays!

Come take the family or that special someone to VanWinkles at the Kaatskill Mountain Club for a truly wonderful dining experience. VanWinkles holiday menus are always inviting and delicious. Check out our Christmas Day dinner & New Year's dinner! Don't delay - make your reservations now!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

LAST CHANCE: Wintercard & Gift Card Special

Now's the time to save! The Wintercard is only available for ONE MORE DAY!

The Wintercard offers 2 days at Hunter and 2 days at Windham for $129 - just over $30 a day to ski and ride

at both resorts! This is one of our most popular Christmas gifts and will no longer be available after tomorrow....get yours now!

Hunter's 10% discount on gift cards also expires on the 25th, so save 10% on your gift card value when you purchase one now! You can save $10 on a $100 card, $25 on a $250 card, etc. Give your friends and family the gift of Hunter, and save a little for yourself while you do it! Head over to eSki to pick up a Wintercard or gift card now!

Morning Update! Happy Tuesday!

Good morning skiers & riders! I received an e-mail from our snowmaking shop and wanted to share it with you all:

1 thing for all the skiers and snowboarders if your not here what are you waiting for? Nearly 20 inches of snow and great conditions! Tuesday will be a day to get out and make some turns... sunshine, and yes, we will be turning the guns off with some new terrain opening up. We apologize for all the daytime snowmaking, but we are setting up for the future! Starting Tuesday lets get out here and enjoy what Mother Nature has given us: SUNSHINE & POWDER! A blue bird day = the perfect day on the slopes... so come on out and enjoy!

I think he covered it. Our newsletter is going out today, so if you haven't signed up, click the "Newsletter" tap in the top right of the main page! Have a great time here at Hunter, and happy holidays!

Monday, December 22, 2008

18" of snowwwwww!!!

That's right. We got 18" of snow by the end of the weekend. And we're making snow everywhere. Check out our conditions's windy, bundle up, and enjoy the amazing conditions! Happy Holidays....stay tuned for more info! Sign up for our newsletter if you haven't already....we've got an e-mail going out tomorrow!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

2" down, 4-8" to go on Sunday!

Woo hoo! Can you believe it is still snowing here in Hunter? We've received 2" overnight, and our weather reports indicate that we're going to get another 4-8 inches today....and we believe it! There is still plenty of powder, and maybe another trail opening or two today, so head up here and take a few runs...or more! We've got amazing conditions and more snow than we know what to do with!

For all of you who purchased full price lift tickets yesterday, there are half price ones waiting for you today! The wind is howling out but it is going to be a beautiful day -- 36 trails and 8 lifts today for your skiing & riding pleasure, and more to open in the near future. We are also making snow, so there is a lot going on here at Hunter! Don't forget to sign up for our newsletter to hear about all the specials, savings and events for the coming week! We hope to see you here, and enjoy the holiday period!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Sunny, warm, blue sky day at Hunter

The weather is incredible. 60 degress with blue skies, short sleeve day for sure! I mean just check out the photos!

Gotcha! We got dumped on! Come shred the pow!

12" of snow so far.....4-8" tomorrow!!!

It has been one crazy night in Hunter! We woke up this morning to 12" of fresh snow, and we are expecting another 4-8" tomorrow! The conditions are going to be incredible, between the natural snow and the snowmaking that has been underway.

We've got the Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge kicking off today, so stop by to win some free stuff! We'll have a DJ later on this afternoon...there's no better place to be than Hunter this weekend!

We've got a two-day special going on! Buy a full price lift ticket today, get a 1/2 price ticket tomorrow! We hope to see you here, enjoying these amazing conditions!

Friday, December 19, 2008

We are getting dumped on!

The storm has begun, and snow is coming down fast! We are expecting around a foot or more! Check out the pictures.

Videos galore!

Another video for your viewing pleasure. This is a new park video which includes CMS Boardercross and Slopestyle. Check out for more!

Before I forget, pow pow this weekend! Come and get it!

12-16 inches expected tonight & tomorrow!

I hope you are packing your stuff, because if you haven't heard, over a foot of snow is expected to come down starting this morning and ending around 10pm tonight. We're also making snow...the conditions up here this weekend are going to be incredible, with more snow forecasted for Sunday night, and even more for Christmas Eve.

Come up and join in the fun -- the Mt. Dew Vertical Challenge is also taking place this weekend, so there is plenty to see and do! Stay tuned throughout the day for photos, info and updates!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Hunter Video....better late than never!

Sorry for the hold-up...another vid, as promised, and we'll have another one today or tomorrow to talk about the snoooowwwww!!

Customer Appreciation Days: Friday, Monday & Tuesday

Pick up your $25 vouchers at the stores listed below!

Burton Soho - visit the Soho store at 106 Spring St., New York, NY 10012 to pick up your voucher & redeem it here at on December 19th!
To sweeten the deal, Burton Soho has partnered with Urban Sherpa to offer a bus trip for the 19th. Visit Urban Sherpa's website for more information!

Potter Bros. - visit any Potter Bros. location to pick up your $25 voucher. Potter Bros. appreciation day is on Monday, December 22. Visit the Potter Bros. website for more info.

Ski Barn - Ski Barn's customer appreciation day is on Tuesday, December 23. Stop in at any Ski Barn location to pick up your voucher! Visit Ski Barn's website for more info!

Calm before the storm

Today was a bright day here, however we are expecting around a FOOT of snow! Come shred the pow with us! Until then, enjoy these photos before the storm.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

In-Store Big Lift Card Specials Continue!

Buy the Big Lift Card for $49 with a free's how:

We're holding two sales for the Big Lift Card, so pick yours up here and get the Big Lift Card for $49 with a free unlimited lift ticket!

Potter Bros., Kingston, NY: 57 City View Terrace, Kingston, NY 12401 (845) 338-5119
Big Lift Cards will be sold on Friday, 12/19 from 3p to 8p

Ski Stop, Long Island Expressway Exit 48: 197 South Service Rd., Plainview, Long Island
Big Lift Cards will be sold on Tuesday, 12/23 from 3p to 8p

Good Morning People!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Gift Cards Available with 10% Discount & Wintercard Cut-off Date!

Get a $100 Gift Card for $90! Limited Time Only!

We've got a great offer taking place now until December 25th: get 10% off your gift card purchase! Gift cards make excellent holiday gifts and are redeemable all over the mountain, from the spa to our Sports & Expeditions Center; they can also be used on food, lift tickets and products.

A $100 card only costs you $90, $250 is $225, and so on. Give your friends and family (or yourself) a little extra something, on us! Continue to eSki to purchase your discounted gift cards now! Offer only valid until December 25!

Also remember that Hunter & Windham's Wintercard will only be sold through December 24, so if you were planning on purchasing one, gets yours now while it is still available! The Wintercard offers 2 days at Hunter and 2 days at Windham for $ of the best deals you'll see this winter! NO Wintercards will be sold after December 24! Get your Wintercard now at eSki!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

This Saturday & Sunday: Consumer Demo Days!

Hunter Mountain is the place to be to "test drive" the newest gear: reps will be on location with hundreds of pairs of skis and snowboards for you to try on Saturday & Sunday!

There will be many manufacturers there from companies including Burton, Salomon, Atomic, K2, Ride, Fischer, Nordica, Head and more. The demo registration booth will be located inside the main lodge at starting at 9:00AM.

If you like what you've tried and want to buy, ask the rep for a $50 off coupon towards your purchase of a ski/binding or a snowboard/binding package in our Expeditions and Sports Center, located downstairs in the Base Lodge! Visit our website for further information.

You must be 18 or older to demo equipment, or have your parent or guardian sign the liability release. You'll also need a picture ID and a major credit card for deposit.

Gift Cards Available w/ 10% Discount

Get a $100 Gift Card for $90! Limited Time Only!

We've got a great offer taking place now until December 25th: get 10% off your gift card purchase! This deal an excellent way to save money on gift cards. Gift cards make excellent holiday gifts and are redeemable all over the mountain, from the spa to our Sports & Expeditions Center; they can also be used on food, lift tickets and products.

A $100 card only costs you $90, $250 is $225, and so on. Give your friends and family (or yourself) a little extra something, on us! Continue to eSki to purchase your discounted gift cards now! Offer only valid until December 25!

Good Morning Hunter Mountain!

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Big Lift Card for $49 + Free Lift Ticket: Pelican, Morris Plains, NJ

Those of you who have e-mailed looking for another opportunity to purchase the Big Lift Card with a free ticket are in luck! Randy, our Outside Sales & Promotions Manager, will be selling the Big Lift Card for $49 with a free lift ticket from 5pm to 9pm. The sale will take place at Pelican in Morris Plains on Thursday, December 11. Pelican is located at 2980 Rt. 10 West in Morris Plains, and the number is (973) 267-0964.

Hunter Mountain's Best Play & Stay Package EVER!

One night & 2 days of skiing or riding: $99!

One night lodging at the Kaatskill Mountain Club or Liftside Village condominiums and 2 days of skiing/riding on the slopes of Hunter Mountain for only $99 per person based on double occupancy. This is a $366 value for $99 per person: a room, and four lift tickets for 2 for $198.

You will not find a better deal anywhere. Ski & ride the day away and then unwind in our heated outdoor pool, hot tubs, steam room & sauna so you rebound for another day on the slopes. Call 800-HunterMtn to book or for more information!

Lift tickets are valid for day of and day after arrival. Accommodations in a studio at the Kaatskill Mountain Club or one-bedroom at the Liftside Village condominiums. Offer valid for stays Sunday night through Thursday night, December 9th - 23rd. Rates and availability are subject to change based on arrival dates and number of available rooms. Rate does not include tax and offer is valid only on reservations booked after December 9th.

Ski Areas of New York: 4th Graders Ski for Free!

Check out the 4th Graders Ski & Ride Passport program! With the Passport, your 4th grader can ski or ride FREE at over 25 participating New York State ski areas.*

Skiing and snowboarding are great ways for kids to stay active in the colder months. Plus, the Passport makes a family outing all the more affordable. Pick up a Passport and hit the slopes this winter! Visit for d etails and to download an application.

*Limitedto 3 visits per participating area. Participants must be accompanied bya paying adult. Subject to redemption rules and blackout dates.Seewebsite for details.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Conditions are awesome!

Snowmaking weather has returned and we are working on expanding our coverage as well as resurfacing what we already have. Conditions today are great! The weather is holding up and we have one new feature in the park, a down rail! Snow is also being blown in the halfpipe as a write this!

Friday, December 05, 2008

New video update! Shot 11/29-12-1

New video for your viewing pleasure! Snowmaking is now in progress. Expect more coverage this weekend!

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Another beautiful day

at Hunter Mountain.

Snowmaking will resume tomorrow. Stay tuned for updated photos and videos!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Park is now open! Check the video!

The terrain park is now open with new features including a 32ft box and 2 jumps. Come check it out as more changes are soon to come. In the meantime, peep this video! Also check for videos, photos, and more!

Orville & Izzy Slutzky Inducted into Hunter Mountain Hall of Fame

A photo from yesterday's Hall of Fame the press release (in pdf format) for more info about Hunter's Hall of Fame & National Ski Patrol Day!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

It's Time To Learn to Turn!

PlayCare, Mountaineers, Explorers, Group Lessons, Private Lessons

If you and your kids are up for fun and learning, join our daily Learn To Ski & Ride programs that begin this weekend. Reservations are strongly recommended. Call 800-HunterMtn for private lesson reservations.

Try Pak, our best learn-to-turn value, is just $109 for 3 lift tickets with a group lesson & rental package for each. Choose any three days of the winter season.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

It's Turkey Time...Spend Your Holiday at Hunter Mountain!

Hunter Mountain's premier slope-side lodging partners are offering early season Play & Stay packages for holiday fun. Rates include lodging and lift tickets and start at just $89 per person, per day at Liftside Village and $99 per person per day at the Kaatskill Mountain Club. So easy on the wallet...there's really no reason to miss the best early season skiing and riding conditions in years.

If you're looking for dinner options, Van Winkle's, located in the Kaatskill Mountain Club, has a very special Thanksgiving menu! Visit the Kaatskill Mountain Club site to see it! We promise you won't be disappointed!

Call a reservation specialist directly at 518-263-5580 for details!

Big Lift Card: $49 w/ a Free Lift Ticket? Here's How To Get It:

Hunter will be present at a few stores this weekend, and we'll be selling our most popular item, the Big Lift Card, for $49 with a free unlimited lift ticket. These locations are the ONLY places left to get the Big Lift Card with a free unlimited lift ticket, so if you are looking for a good deal, a great gift, or both, get yours now, and get them here:

Friday, November 28 - Ski Barn, Paramus, NJ, 12p - 5p
Saturday, November 29 - Sno Haus, Huntington, NY, 12p - 5p
Sunday, November 30 - Ski Barn, Wayne, NJ, 12p - 5p

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008

Great photos in the Poughkeepsie Journal!

The Poughkeepsie Journal website is featuring a great gallery of opening weekend photos. Check it out -- the photos are fantastic!

Thanks so much to all who came out; our opening weekend was absolutely perfect, and we hope to see all of you many times throughout the season!

Stay tuned: a new video will be out late this afternoon or tomorrow morning!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Tweet with us!

Hunter Mountain is now on Twitter! Follow us at -- we'll be posting updates multiple times daily throughout the season! Twitter is a great way to keep track of what's up with friends, family, businesses and more. Check it out, sign up now, and keep in touch!


Well folks, it's finally time: Hunter is open and we've got quite the crowd here to start the 08/09 season...a few folks were here BEFORE it was bright and early, waiting in their vehicles at 6:30AM!

We're still making snow, with more trail openings possible tomorrow. We've been making snow on Ike, Minya Konka, and Wayout will even be opening in the near future, so stay tuned!

To your right, a photo of the boss himself, Orville Slutzky, first thing this morning! Thanks for reading!

P.S. - Video coming soon: check back later in the day!

Sign up for automated daily snow reports!

Good morning! This year, we've completely automated our e-mail snow reporting process. If you'd like to receive daily snow reports, sign up now! Both daily and weekend snow reports are available: daily reports are sent every day at 7:30am, and weekend reports are sent Friday, Saturday and Sunday of each week.

Snow reports come directly from our website with the most updated information we've got: they include weather, lift and trail openings, and much more. Head over now to sign up for our automated snow reports: be the first to know what's open, closed, and what else is going on at Hunter!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

First chair with Dre and Shane!

Check out this great video edited by Shane of! First chair of 2008! Conditions for this weekend will be epic! Check for details!

Snowmaking Update!!

Just got an e-mail from goes!

Only 1 thing to say AMAZING this is by far going to be the best opening day that I can remember after 26 years at Hunter . On Hellgate there are snow piles up to 25 feet deep the groomers will have there work cut out for them the next few days. The Belt is ready to go with amazing amounts also...not like HBK, but will be in great shape.

Now here is the plan for the next few days: starting up Mossy, Minya, Lower Xover, Park Ave, Off Broadway, and in Hunter One/Central Park North, Gramercy Park, and Bucky's Run. Now let's all hope that the weather will hold up...and if it does, we will move this weekend to Wayout, Ike (if not sooner), East Side, Milky Way, and some I may pick out of the hat. If you're thinking about coming up think no longer this is going to be the on not to miss.

Here is what it looks like for the weekend - there may be more or there may be a few I missed.
Hellgate, Broadway, Kennedy, Belt, Battery, 5th Ave, Off Broadway, Park Ave, Mossy, Minya, Lower X-Over, Central Park North, Gramercy Park, Bucky's Run. -Bruce

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Opening Info....Are you ready for Saturday???

You've all been very patient, and we've got some info about opening on Saturday...thanks to our massive snowmaking efforts, our base is already 0-48"+! $39 lift tickets for adults...we'll be announcing junior/young adult tickets soon!

We'll be opening these trails for sure:
Belt Parkway

These are also strong possibilities:
Park Ave (w/ new guns)
Hunter One (1-2 trails)

We're hoping to have B, C and Quad open if all of the above trails are open! We're also planning to stay open mid-week, so for those of you who can't make it this weekend, there will be plenty of snow leftover and snowmaking will continue! Keep checking back!

Happy Wednesday! More Snowmaking Shots!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Hunter Mountain's Opening on Saturday!

Hello everyone! We started snowmaking yesterday, and we're opening on Saturday!

Please check back here or visit for updated photos, news, pricing and more -- new pics posted daily!

Also remember to check the Snow Phone (starting Friday) at 800-HunterMtn for snow conditions! Reports are updated multiple times daily as conditions change.

Thanks for reading, and we hope to see you soon! It's going to be a great winter, and we're glad you're a part of it!

Some more snowmaking shots!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Meanwhile, atop the summit....

Some photos from the snowmakers...

Can you feel it? It's cold!

Snows flying! Guns are blowing!

It's official, the season is finally upon us, and our snow guns are cranking!

It has been cold and flurries have been flying all day. Our snow makers decided that it was cold enough to blow snow near the summit! Stay tuned for more photos as snow making progresses.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

New is now up!

Our new site is now up and running!

We have photo and video galleries up for your viewing pleasure. The site will be updated regularly throughout the season. Also up is our Myspace at So check out our new sites and stay tuned for the opening of our new terrain park.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Daylight Savings Special: Big Lift Card sale continues for 24 hours!

Was I supposed to set the clock back last night or tonight? Oh, I don't know - I've always been a little confused about the whole back or forward thing.

So why not extend the sale of the Big Lift Card 'til tomorrow at 12 noon? That's right everyone: THE BEST DEAL IN SKIING & RIDING has been extended for just 24 more hours. It's our way of saying thank you for 50 years of fun.

Don't miss any of our weekend events & parties this year - buy your BIG LIFT CARD now for just $39 and we'll still throw in the free lift ticket!

They also make great holiday and birthday gifts! Don't miss out: continue to eSki to purchase the 2008-09 Big Lift Card!

Thanks for reading, and have a great weekend!

- Brian, Director of Marketing

Friday, October 31, 2008

LAST DAY for Big Lift Card Sale!

Sale ends tonight! Get yours now for $39 with a free lift ticket!!

Today is the last day to receive our Big Lift Card for $39 with a free unlimited lift ticket. If you haven't purchased yours, get it now! Starting tomorrow, November 1, the Big Lift Card will be $49 and will not include a free lift ticket!!

Hunter's greatest value offers deep discounts: 25% off weekend & holiday tickets and 50% off midweek tickets. Get yours now at eSki!

Purchase the Big Lift Card by November 1 and receive a FREE unlimited lift ticket! Continue to eSki to purchase the 2008-09 Big Lift Card!

Pre-season Ski Vid from AlpineZone!

Our friends over at AlpineZone took advantage of our pre-season dump and spent some time hiking here at Hunter Mountain. Here's their awesome video:

Thanks guys!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

THREE DAYS LEFT! Get the Big Lift Card for $39 with a free lift ticket!

Our Big Lift Sale is almost over! Starting November 1, the Big Lift Card will be $49 and will not include a free unlimited lift ticket. If you haven't purchased yours, get it now!
\Hunter's greatest value is on sale now, offering even deeper discounts: 25% off weekend & holiday tickets and50% off midweek tickets.

Purchase the Big Lift Card by November 1 and receive a FREE unlimited lift ticket! Continue to eSki to purchase the 2008-09 Big Lift Card!

Great on hill shots!

Enjoy these nice shots from our customer Ben. He was kind enough to email them to me after what I'm sure was a fun time.

This is a shot Jim took on Hunter One!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

A FOOT of snow in October?!

We were just blessed with what could be a foot or more of snow between yesterday and today! These photos were snapped this morning. The weather is now clearing up, and the sun is starting to shine. Enjoy the pictures and visit us soon!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A few more to close out the evening...

How much snow do we have? My car = snowbank. Taken minutes ago in Tannersville. At LEAST 10 inches since early this morning, and still coming down!! We'll post some more photos tomorrow!