Wednesday, January 30, 2008

This Weekend’s Conditions, Entertainment, Superbowl Plans & more!

This weekend up at the bar, Lex Grey & the Urban Pioneerswill be making an appearance from 4-7pm on Saturday. On Sunday, the Main Bar will be open for the duration of the Superbowl, so you don’t have to miss anything – spend Superbowl Sunday at Hunter Mountain!

Conditions for the weekend look fantastic, with sunny skies and highs in the mid-30’s for Saturday and Sunday. Despite the less-than-stellar weather this morning, the weather has made a turn for the best and is sunny and mild as I type this...the sunny skies will continue into tomorrow, and return for the weekend!

Slalom Workshop Friday, Feb. 1 - Openings Still Available!

Join us for our Slalom Workshop this Friday, February 1st at Hunter Mountain. This workshop is open to skiers ages 18+ who love to bash the gates. The workshop is $110 and includes continental breakfast, lunch, gate training and video analysis. Workshop registration starts at 8AM and we hit the slopes by 9AM. If you're interested in this workshop, please sign up online or contact Jen Schmidt at to pre-register for the workshop!

Please visit to view our many other camps and workshops! Coming up in March are Moguls & More, Snowboard Park & Pipe and our Burton Women's Learn to Ride Workshop...please continue to the link above for further information!

TAP New York Tickets ON SALE NOW!!

Tickets are currently on sale for TAP New York, our annual craft beer and food festival, which takes place on April 26 & 27, 2008 here at Hunter Mountain. Admission to TAPSM New York includes your special souvenir tasting glass for trying out over 90 beers representing many styles. You'll also get to sample gourmet foods, prepared by chefs from some of the area's best restaurants.

There are limited tickets available this year, and Saturday will sell out! Get your tickets now for this one-of-a-kind festival!

Hunter Mountain Photo Contest #01 Ends FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1!

As some of you know, we're running a huge photo competition: the grand prize winner gets a spot for his or her photo in our Resort Magazine ,which will be released in October. Top 5 winners will also receive an unlimited lift ticket, good for the rest of the 07-08 season.

The deadline for the contest is February 1, so if you're thinking of turning in photos, please send them in ASAP! Don't forget to check the guidelines page for information and rules.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Are you ready for the weekend? We are!

Hello skiers and riders! It's a beautiful day here at Hunter and we're looking at sunny skies and plenty of cold for the weekend.

There are a few things going on and we figured we'd let you know before the weekend hits...on Saturday we've got
DJ FrankieOkie starting at 2pm, then Tabasco Road playing at the Main Bar from 4-7pm, then Tim Quinn performing from 2-6pm on Sunday.

Snowmaking will continue into tonight, then will be shut down for the weekend....hope to see you here!

Hunter Mountain Photo Contest #01 Ends Soon!

As some of you know, we're running a huge photo competition: the grand prize winner gets a spot for his or her photo in our Resort Magazine, which will be released in October. Top 5 winners will also receive an unlimited lift ticket, good for the rest of the 07-08 season.

The deadline for the contest is February 1, so if you're thinking of turning in photos, please send them in ASAP! Don't forget to check the guidelines page for information and rules.

March Mountain Madness is on the Horizon!

It may not be spring yet, but March is just over a month away, and you know what that means....MARCH MOUNTAIN MADNESS !! We're working on getting this year's information gathered and up on the website, so keep checking back for more details! For those of you who aren't familiar with March Mountain Madness, here's the deal:

In the month of March, Hunter and Windham team up with area businesses: hotels, restaurants, retail outlets and entertainment venues to offer big discounts to our spring skiers, riders and area visitors. Room rates as low as $69, discounts on food and retail, as well as lift tickets. For more information, visit the website at or

Mountain Jam IV Tickets...on sale February 1!

Some of you are already thinking about Mountain Jam IV, which will take place May 30 - June 1, 2008, here at Hunter Mountain. In case you haven't heard, tickets go on sale February 1 and can be purchased at the Mountain Jam website...visit for more information and/or to purchase tickets!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Terrain Park Gets Fresh Snow!

The terrain park will be closed for a day or two starting on Tuesday, but for good reason....we'll be blowing tons of snow into the park and rebuilding all of the features stay tuned for more information, and we promise the park will return by Thursday or Friday, with plenty of snow for everyone! You can continue to check for updated information.

Remember that you can watch the action first-hand via our new webcams...continue to the webcams page!

Want to Win a South American Vacation? Here's How!

For the last three years, Hunter Mountain has given away a trip to South America. The drawing takes place after the Latitude 42° North competition, and the sweepstakes are open to anyone and everyone, but you must be present at the drawing to win. This year's trip is an all-inclusive ski or snowboard trip to Catedral Alta Patagonia, Argentina, courtesy of TELEMETand Latitude 42° North Air Assault.

Continue here to enter the competition >>
Or continue to Catedral's official site at

Win a Free NY State Ski or Snowboard Getaway!

New York has countless lodging choices on or nearby the 43 ski mountains throughout the state. To prove to you how easy it is to make a weekend out of your ski trip, Ski Areas of New York is offering you a chance to win a fabulous weekend ski/stay package. You can win ski/stay packages or lift tickets for this season or the Grand Prize “Ski Your Way Across the State” good for 2008-09 ski season.

Drawings for this season will be held on January 25, 2008 and winners will be notified soon after. The Grand Prize will be drawn on March 13, 2008. Check out the great prizes and enter to win a free ski getaway today!

Continue to the sweepstakes page for more information

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Check us out on TV:The Mountain Report!

Check out Hunter Mountain and surrounding Greene County on Fox Sports Network's The Mountain Report ... if you missed its first airing, you've still got a few chances to see it! Below are the air times:

Wed 1-23 5:00p (SNW) The Mountain Report #1:
New York (R)

Fri 1-25 2:00p (SNW) The Mountain Report #1:
New York (R)

Wed 1-30 9:00a (SNW) The Mountain Report #1:
New York (R)

Let us know what you think!! For more info on the Mountain Report, head over to this site.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Lots Going on this Weekend at Hunter!

There are many things going on this weekend at Hunter, and in case you missed any of the announcements, here's a list!

Also keep in mind that The Plaza in the CopperTree will also be open through the weekend, so if you're looking for some different lunch options, head over into the Restaurant and take advantage of the huge windows and a quieter setting!

1. Snowmaking - snowmaking will begin this evening and continue while temperatures stay cold. We're looking at some very cold temperatures for this weekend and continuing into the week, so snowmaking weather is plentiful!

2. Women's Indulgence Camp - our women's only weekend camp kicks off this weekend. While it may be a little late to register for this round, another kicks off in March, sponsored by Burton. If you do want to register for this workshop, we may be able to help you! Contact Jen Schmidt at 800-HunterMtn x2278

3. Free Rail Jam, 5-8pm - that's right -- it's our third of the year, it's free, and it's three hours of enjoying our features. There will be a short intermission for fireworks, but nothing beats a free park event! You must sign a release form and a helmet is required. If you are a minor, continue to to print out the paperwork (registration & release forms are available for all participants).

4. MLK Fireworks, 6pm - another round of fireworks is in store for our many visitors this weekend -- our MLK fireworks kick off at 6pm. Bar will be open, food will be available for purchase, and there will be plenty to see and do!

5. Live entertainment at the Main Bar, 4-7pm - The SugarBees, hailing from New Paltz, will be playing. Check them out at their official site,

1. Hunter Mountain Racing Foundation Kiddie Carnival, 4:30-6pm in Colonel's Hall - a special event from the Hunter Mountain Racing Foundation. For more information, contact them!

2. Bar open until the end of the Giants game - we know you want to watch the football game, and we do too! We're keeping the Main Bar open in the base lodge until the bitter end of the football you can rest assured, you won't miss anything! Head over to the Main Bar to enjoy the game with us!

This is going to be a great weekend, with plenty of fresh man-made snow.....we hope to see you here!!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Video of the Week....So much snow!

There is a ton of snow here at Hunter, and it's been a beautiful day! There's plenty of great weather ahead, and for those of you who missed out on the blue skies and fresh powder today, here's a video!

See it for yourself: Check the Webcams!

Some of you surely have noticed the mysterious new section of our website...we have had our brand new webcams installed and running for about a week now, so if you haven't noticed it yet, this is a must-see, especially with all the new snow!! There's a camera at the base near the Quad, and another one on Midstation. Head over to the webcams page to see these cameras in action: the image reloads every 30 seconds for your viewing pleasure!

Join us for MLK Fireworks on Saturday & Giants Game on Sunday!

Our MLK fireworks celebration kicks off on Saturday night at 6pm, so bring in another holiday here at Hunter Mountain! Also, the bar will be open for the entirety of the football game on Sunday, so feel free to stop by and hang out with no interruption... the Main Bar will be open until the game is over!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Up to 12" coming in Sunday-Monday Nor'easter!

Watch out, everyone, because there's a Nor'easter coming our way, and Hunter is right smack in the middle of the "Heaviest Snow" zone, according to Accuweather. Accuweather quotes 4-8 inches for the Albany & Hudson Valley area, which means the higher altitudes could get significantly more.

After a week of warmth, prepare for some serious snow! No wintry mix, no mixed precip here, folks: we're looking at straight powder. And snowmaking starts tomorrow we hope to see you here!!

Check it!
NOAA Forecast for Hunter
Accuweather Forecast for Hunter

Friday, January 11, 2008

Snowmaking Update: Friday, 1/11

Well it has been spring and almost summer-like the last few days, but it looks like winter will be back this weekend. We have survived pretty is not as perfect as you or I would like, but it is still way better than last year.

Looks like snowmaking will resume on Saturday at some time through the day or evening and should continue for awhile at least for now as the weather looks.

This should let us go around and get everything back to the way we like it manmade powder everywhere. Now hopefully with the January thaw behind us the ski season will continue with great weather and skiing for the remainder, that is sunshine and great snow.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Want some spring skiing?

...well, Hunter is the place to be. It's over 60 degrees here, and there's plenty of snow, with over 40 trails open. We know usually warm weather is not the greatest, but spring skiing brings out a whole different crowd, and the people who have shown up the last few days have been overjoyed by the sun and warm weather.

That said, these unseasonably high temps will be around for a few more days, so stop by and bask in the sunshine and warm weather. And no worries...winter will be back soon!!!

Friday, January 04, 2008

Snowmaking Update: Friday

This week has been a great start to the New Year with Mother nature dropping about 17" plus inches on us then giving us some of the coldest temps this season.

Today, sunshine and rising temps make it a perfect day for skiing, riding or tubing at Hunter everything out there is some of the Best of the year, Racers, Cliff, Clair's just had 2 solid days of blasting snow with below zero temps at night and single digits during the day made some serious
mounds of that man made powder. Enough of what we did...there is only one thing to say: IT MAY NOT GET BETTER THAN THIS.

Saturday, warmer temps and sunshine make it a must to jump in the car, bus, train or whatever way...just get up here and enjoy what mother nature and the snowmakers have worked
and gave everybody this week, near perfect conditions.

Oh, by the way, we will shut the guns off for you this weekend so you can enjoy the sunshine and mild temps.

- Bruce

New Year's Video

Sorry for the late post, guys...technical difficulties...but here's a vid from Snowmaking...more updates coming later today!