Friday, February 29, 2008

POWDER ALERT! 6-12 inches coming tonight & tomorrow!

Haven't checked the forecast lately? Check it out -- Hunter's getting ready for another 5-9 inches of snow tonight, with a possible 1-2 tomorrow. For those people coming for our freestyle competition, don't worry!

Our features are HUGE and will be incredible, despite this last minute snowstorm...for the rest of you, pack your stuff and get up here to enjoy a weekend of powder, live music, events and great weather! View a schedule and entertainment lineup here, and keep checking back for more weather's what we've got right now, courtesy of NOAA:

Tonight: Periods of snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 21. South wind between 16 and 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 5 to 9 inches possible.

Saturday: Periods of snow, mainly before noon. High near 33. South wind 10 to 17 mph becoming west. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Pre-registration CLOSED for Latitude 42 North!

Hello everyone! We just wanted to let you all know that pre-registration is now closed for this weekend's freestyle competition, Latitude 42 North. We're hoping to see you here for a weekend of big air, rail jam and quarterpipe competitions, live music, food & craft vendors and plenty of snow!

Even if you're not up for competing or watching, there are many other things going on, including live entertainment throughout the day, including fireworks on Saturday night!

Latitude 42 also features cash prizes to top winners in three events, the grand prize of a ski or snowboard trip to South America is drawn from names of attendees submitted during the weekend or through our on-line form.

Head over to the
Latitude 42 North page to read more about the competition, and stay tuned for updated info, photos and more! Other helpful links:
Event Schedule - Live Music Lineup

Monday, February 25, 2008

POWDER ALERT: 9+ Inches Heading towards Hunter!

Hello everyone! We wanted to let you know that according to the latest NOAA Winter Storm Watch, there's another 9 or more inches of snow heading toward the area starting Tuesday morning and lasting into Wednesday if you didn't get enough powder days in from the last 9 inches we received less than a week ago, you're in luck!

We hope to see you here at Hunter, and thanks to everyone who came out over the weekend to enjoy our incredible conditions. This snow will be a welcome addition to this week's already gorgeous forecast, and the upcoming
TELEMET Latitude 42 North competition, which kicks off this weekend!

Check or the Hunterblog for the latest updates on weather, conditions, events and more!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

March Into Spring Pass -- Ski until closing for $149!

Our new March into Spring Pass is just what its name implies... a season pass valid during March, and extending into spring! This is an unlimited pass, valid every day from March 1st through the end of the 2007-08 season.

This pass is ideal for someone who's new to the sport, is having a great time, and wants to ski or ride more this year. We don't think we need to say much about the price... if you have the time and the commitment,this pass is a no-brainer.

Continue to the website to purchase your March Into Spring pass

TELEMET Latitude 42 North: Pre-Registration Still Open!

There's still plenty of space open for our freestyle competition, which is just over a week away. We're hoping to see you here for a weekend of big air, rail jam and quarterpipe competitions, live music, food & craft vendors and plenty of snow!

Latitude 42 also features cash prizes to top winners in three events, the grand prize of a ski or snowboard trip to South America is drawn from names of attendees submitted during the weekend or through our on-line form.

Head over to the
Latitude 42 North page to read more about the competition, or pre-register now!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Plenty o' Pow' for Everyone - 9 Inches in Hunter!

Hello everyone! If you're reading this I hope it's because you're skiing or riding tomorrow (or you are already in from enjoying the morning)...there is so much snow! The storm totals were localized in many areas, but we've received approximately 9 inches, most of which fell yesterday and into last night.

We've got 45 trails open and 10 lifts running today, with snowtubing and the terrain park also in operation. Stop by and enjoy the snow...from what we're hearing, there's more on the way!

Live Entertainment Saturday & Sunday --
Tonight, Saturday, we've got the 23A Band at the Main Bar from 4-7pm, and a DJ from 2pm on. Tomorrow (Sunday) Jim Gallagher, the one-man band, will be here from 2-6pm, in the Main Bar area!

Have a great Saturday everyone, and we hope to see you here!!

Friday, February 22, 2008

POWDER ALERT: 4-8" of Snow for Greene County!

What a special treat for the weekend! 4-8 inches of snow forecasted for Greene County! It's been snowing since the early morning hours, and we already have a few inches down. The snow will continue into tomorrow morning around 7am, so get some fresh powder tomorrow morning! We're pleased to be able to offer you all this special late February treat!

We've been making a lot of snow for the last few days, so in addition to whatever we get from Mother Nature, we've built up our base and there's tons of snow for everyone!! We'll have 44+ trails and 10 lifts tomorrow, live entertainment at the Main Bar, and we hope to see you here!

Keep up with the forecast on NOAA, or conditions in the Hunterblog!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Weekend Information -- Conditions, Snowmaking & Live Entertainment!

We've got a great weekend coming up, with plenty of live entertainment and great conditions mountain-wide. Weather shows alternating sun and snow all week and through the weekend, and snowmaking began last night. Check the Hunterblogfor the most up-to-date information about our snowmaking activities and live entertainment!

As for the weekend, we've got Dave Leonard DJing on Friday night, and sticking around through Saturday. 23A Band will be playing from 4-7pm on Saturday night. Come spend the weekend at Hunter! With more than 40 trails and 10 lifts open, we've got plenty of snow, park features, snowtubing and fun for everyone!

Thursday 2/21 ... What We've Got!

Uncle Rock, a very kid-friendly band, will be performing from 3-6pm in the Main Bar area on Thursday! Bring the kids!

Snowmaking continues tonight, and quick change, the band on Saturday will be the 23A Band, not Third Rail (has some of the same members though)...we hope to see you!

The weather's going to be fantastic throughout the week and weekend...check the forecast! Sunny skies, cold temps and lots of snowmaking going on! Stay tuned for more info!

Burton Women's Camp: Spots Still Open, Sign Up Now!

Our Burton Women's Learn to Ride camp is still open, and there are some spaces left! If you're looking to learn from the pros, get the newest information and try out the hottest gear out there, this is the place to be. The Women's LTR Camp includes lift tickets, equipment rental, lunch and coaching. Packages with overnight stays are also available.

Head over to the website to learn more, or sign up here! Jen Schmidt, the program coordinator, can also be reached at or by calling 800-HunterMtn x2278! This is an awesome opportunity to learn how to ride or improve your skills, and there won't be spaces open for long!

LATITUDE 42 NORTH -- Pre-Registration Still Open!

Pre-registration for TELEMET Latitude 42 North is still open! Click here to sign up or find out more. Our snowmaking manager made a cool slide show with some photos from last year...check it out below!

Jim Gallagher, the one-man band, will be here from 2-6pm, in the Main Bar area tonight! We hope to see you here!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

As Promised...Snowmaking Update 2/19

Once again, us against Mother Nature and she is kicking our butt. Seems like every time we make snow and get the mountain in great shape she throws us some weather that brings ice, sleet and freezing rain. We the snowmakers have to say we are tired of this, so let's hope that this time we get the mountain back in shape, and maybe, just maybe, it will stay that way.

So here is the plan for the upcoming week...everybody should know it by now anyway! Tonight: Hellgate, Minya, Belt, Wayout, Mid-station, Kennedy, Mossy, Lower Crossover. Tomorrow we will hit upper K27, Eastside, Colonel's Alternate, Heuga Express and others. Thursday we will hit Claire's and other stuff in the mix. Racer's Edge will be running most of the next 3 or 4 days.

Don't worry about us...let's see what the weatherman will forecast down the road for the weekend...all we can do is hope for the best from the weather, and we will give you the best that we can. I'll let you know how it is going and how the snow is for the upcoming days and weekend.

- Bruce

SNOWMAKING tonight & Jim Gallagher tomorrow!

Our snowmakers have informed me that we're starting up our guns tonight! So far I've heard that we're making snow on the mainline and on Way Out, but hoping for a snowmaking update from Bruce...stay tuned!

WEDNESDAY -- Jim Gallagher, the one-man band, will be here from 2-6pm, in the Main Bar area, on Wednesday 2/20! We hope to see you here!

Monday, February 18, 2008

DJ Leonard @ Main Bar on Tuesday...and maybe some snowmaking...

Hello everyone! The sun came out around mid-morning today, and as of 2:30PM there's a blue sky. Despite the precipitation last night and this morning, the snow was soft and comfortable...

Tonight the temperatures will drop to low 20's with a chance of snow, continuing into tomorrow. We have snowmaking tentatively scheduled for Tuesday night, as temps are going to be really low.

DJ Dave Leonard will be here at the Main Bar on Tuesday from 2pm - 6pm...stop by and hang out!

Monday 2/18 ... FrankieOkie!

This area saw some inclement weather last night, but it's already starting to subside, with temps currently in the high 40's/low 50's. Wet weather's supposed to head out of the area around 1pm, and we've got a chance of snow for the next few days!

Monday, 2/18, FrankieOkie will be DJing at the Main Bar from 2pm-6pm...stop by for a drink and some music!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

TAP New York Tickets ON SALE NOW!

Spring is coming up...and after the season ends, our festivals kick off, starting with TAP New York.

Tickets are currently on sale for this 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!

Sunday 2/17 Live Entertainment Information!

Danbury, Connecticut's No Big Deal will be playing at the Main Bar on Sunday, February 17 from 4pm - 7pm...we hope to see you there!

From their website: No Big Deal is a versatile pop/dance/rock cover band from Danbury, CT. From rock clubs to private dance parties, No Big Deal entertains with their diverse repertoire of music. Five music students from Western Connecticut State University formed No Big Deal in 2006 with the goal of providing top-notch musical entertainment to clubs and bars as well private clients. The band's strong musical background allows them to please a wide range of audiences.

In addition to No Big Deal, FrankieOkie will be DJing from 2pm-7pm before and in between songs. There will also be a Saranac beer promotion!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Sunday's Looking Pretty Good!

Ok, so there may be a bit of wetness in the forecast for tomorrow. Don't let it ruin your plans! According to NOAA and others, the possible precipitation we may see will not begin until after 4pm, so there is nothing to worry about.

According to NOAA, the cloud cover will increase throughout the day, with some sprinkles beginning at 4...hardly something to complain about! With temperatures in the mid-30's (and a high of 38) throughout the day, we hope to see you here on Sunday!

From NOAA: Rain likely, mainly after 4pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 38. Light wind becoming south between 13 and 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Accuweather: Some sun, then turning cloudy and breezy

And shows increasing clouds throughout the the coast is clear! Stop by and ski, ride or enjoy the snowtubing park!


Many of you have called, e-mailed and asked about when registration is available for our annual freestyle competition, TELEMET Latitude 42 North...well, now is the time!

Click here to continue to the pre-registration page...and if you're thinking of registering, think fast! Registration is first-come, first-serve, and limited, so register now to secure a spot! We hope to see you here!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Van Winkle's Restaurant & Bar Extended Hours for Presidents' Week!

Van Winkle's Restaurant Hours, effective February 16 - February 24:

Breakfast: Daily 8-11 AM

Lunch: Daily 12-3 PM

Dinner: Daily (except Sun 2/24) 5-10 PM Sunday, Feb 24th 5-9 PM

Bar Hours: Van Winkle's Bar will be open for extended hour this week, opening at noon daily!

Enjoy! For more information about Van Winkle's, head over to the Kaatskill Mountain Club website!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Next Up: Presidents' Weekend: Torchlight Parade & Fireworks, Rail Jam, Live Entertainment

Hello everyone! The beautiful sunny weather begins today, with sun, blue skies and snow lasting through the weekend. We have a lot going on this week, and the Presidents' Week festivities kick off on Saturday night: the D.J. starts at the main bar at 2pm, with the Hot Rod Band playing from 4-8pm.

The Hunter Mountain Racing Foundation will be holding their dance party from 5-7pm in Colonel's Hall, and we'll be holding a free Rail Jam on Saturday night from 5-8pm.

Please see below for special offers and other upcoming events and specials. For the latest information, check the Hunterblog or use the blog's RSS will be updated every day during the holiday period.

We hope to see you here at Hunter...stay safe and enjoy the beautiful Northern Catskills winter!

Have YOU Entered to Win? South America Ski & Ride Vacation!

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

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

March Mountain Madness Coming Up!

New Participants, Packages & Savings Added Daily!

It may not be spring yet, but March is just over a month away, and you know what that means....MARCH MOUNTAIN MADNESS!! 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. For more information, visit the website at or

5" here in Hunter, then some wet weather....

Before the temps started rising, we had received between 4 and 5 inches of mixed snow and sleet...the weather is going to be pretty variable today, but will clear up by the end of the day and tomorrow will be sunny, with a high of 28.

Thanks to our snowmaking earlier this week, the trails are all in great shape, and the East Coast Firefighters' Races will be taking place today on Madison. Stay tuned...there will be a few more posts today concerning the weekend events!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Kaatskill Mountain Club Special!

Stay Monday or Tuesday & Get 2 Free Lift Tickets Per Night!

Stay at the Kaatskill Mountain Club on Monday (February 18) or Tuesday (February 19) and receive two free lift tickets per night booked!

Call now to book your stay 1-800-486-8376 or (Add promo code 2TIX in the online note section.)

We hope to see you here to enjoy the Presidents' Week holiday period!

SNOWEAST 2008 Reader Survey

Cast your VOTE for your favorite mountain today!

Our friends over at SnowEAST Magazine are holding an awesome contest for best ski resort in the East....we'd love to have your vote!

Cast your vote here!

The NEW SNOWEAST Reader Survey can be found on page 16 of the March issue of SNOWEAST...

Did You Know? SnowEast Magazines are currently available all over Hunter Mountain and in the Kaatskill Mountain Club...get yours today!

Firefighters' Races start today on Madison!!

Good morning everyone!

It's another beautiful day at Hunter, with cold weather and fresh-made snow. The Firefighters' Races start today on Madison -- this is a famous Hunter event, and calls for two days of fun and celebration. Today is the FDNY Firefighters' Race, and tomorrow is East Coast Firefighters' Race. Stop by to ski, ride, or watch the races! Continue here for more info on the Firefighters' Races!

Also, Saturday night we'll be holding fireworks and a torchlight parade, as well as a rail jam from 5-8pm. Check back for more details soon!!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Snowmaking Update: Monday 2/11

Yes, it's COLD...almost too cold to make snow but yes we are making snow around the mountain. The plan for the upcoming week will be to do a lot of hit and run try to get as much covered up before the weekend. The forecast finally looks pretty good for the future after a burp in the weather tomorrow into looks like 4+ inches of snow with maybe a little of that 4 letter r word...let's hope not!

But for the weekend, most of the trails will have a fresh coat of man made and hopefully some fluff from up above. We will have 2 new trails opened up for this weekend West Side Glide & Grand Concourse on Hunter 1. The weekend's weather looks good with maybe sunshine and fresh snow so let's celebrate Presidents Weekend by making some turns.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Snow has been Made...and more to come!

Last night, we made snow on Hellgate, Belt, Minya Konka, Lower Crossover, Kennedy, Mossy, Racer's and 5th Ave. All in all, despite the warm weather and rain, we didn't lose much snow and as many of the locals know, the slopes still look great. We'll have between 39 and 42 trails open for the weekend!

As of this morning, we'll be shutting down for the rest of the weekend (due to less-than-optimal snowmaking weather coming in) and will be starting up again on stay tuned and keep checking back for info! There are plenty of events taking up this weekend, so we hope to see you here!

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Video of the Week, 2/3

Here's some video footage from today ... it's been another beautiful weekend at Hunter!

Enjoy the Superbowl!