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