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!