Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Big weekend coming up!!

We are looking at some incredible weather this weekend, and we're ready! Saturday shows a high of 72 degrees and sunny skies... what a perfect time to take a dip in the pond! Our FREE Pondskimming & Bump Competition kicks off on Saturday , sponsored by Budweiser. Pondskimming is free to enter, and free to watch, so come on out! We'll have lots of live music (Solid Smoke out on the deck, plus a guest DJ), giveaways, a deck party and unbelievable conditions for everyone to enjoy!

We've got a new video available at YouTube.com/huntermountain... check out footage from last weekend right here!

The Hunter Mountain Racing Foundation will be holding their annual Pig Roast on Saturday, so if you're in the mood for some BBQ, head on over! All proceeds from the roast go to the Hunter Mountain Racing Foundation. Head over to gohmrf.org for more info!

We're also giving away a 2010 MINI Cooper! While we expect everyone at Hunter on Saturday to have an awesome day, we're promising one lucky winner an unforgettable one!

We've got some end-of-season ticket pricing for you... when we reopen Wednesday, our late season pricing will kick in, and stick around for the remainder of the season:
  • $46 midweek tickets
  • $56 weekend tickets
Remember, Big Lift Card holders, this means you! Big Lift Card holders will receive $23 midweek tickets and $42 weekend tickets!

We've decided that for our final weekend open (April 10-11), we're going to give you one last 50th Anniversary special: 2 for $50 lift tickets ($25 per lift ticket). Join us to end an incredible ski season with our last 50th Anniversary special!

New Video Available!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Hunter closing midweek Monday & Tuesday... will reopen Wednesday

Due to some inclement weather coming our way starting tonight, we'll be closing down Monday & Tuesday, and will reopen Wednesday (3/31).

Thanks! We hope to see you all soon! We've had another wonderful weekend, and we have YOU to thank for it!!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

You Should Be at Hunter Today!

We have plenty going on today at Hunter! The weather is starting to warm up and it's turning out to be a gorgeous day. Today's high is 42 degrees with plenty of sunshine!

Come out to the Goodbye March Jib Session brought to you by Muscle Milk and Lift Gear. Muscle Milk will be here this afternoon with plenty of samples and swag! Lift Gear's in the house with plenty of giveaways as well!
Registration 3-5pm
Jam- 5pm

Rip's USSA Spring Open is today! We are hosting our biggest USSA race series of the year today and tomorrow. This is a J1, J2 and second year J3 scored GS from mid-station down Eisenhower to Race City.

Don't forget! Tomorrow is any mountain season passholder's day!
Bring your 09/10 season pass from any other mountain and we'll give you a free lift ticket on Sunday! Must be a full- or midweek 09/10 season pass.

Want to get some extra runs in? Today the lifts are open til 5pm!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Happy Spring & HUGE Savings!!

It's spring, and April is near, but there's still a TON of awesome stuff going on! Before we start with the specials... you heard it here first... we'll be installing a new lift for 2010/2011! See below for more info!

We've also got two new videos this week: our weekly recap video, and a new terrain park video!

Some other stuff to keep in mind:

  • Great weather coming up! Sunny skies and highs around 40 this weekend... a bit on the chilly side compared to last weekend, but PERFECT conditions and the deepest base in the northeast!
  • We've got a great offer for discounted Killington lift tickets & rentals for 09/10 Hunter season passholders! See below for more info!
  • Killington offers continue to lift ticket purchases! Purchase ANY lift ticket at Hunter now through April 11th and receive a $29 lift ticket at Killington and a $20 rental! Killington voucher is redeemable from April 12 through the end of their 09/10 season! Visit HunterMtn.com for more info!
  • We're giving deep discounts to season passholders of closed mountains! Save big, and keep skiing & riding at Hunter! Visit the website to learn more about what you can save if you're a passholder of a closed mountain!
  • Customer Appreciation Day is this Friday, March 26! Visit the following retail locations (first come, first served!) -- Potter Bros, Ski Barn, Pelican, Paragon, Burton SoHo, Blades, Panda, Emilio's, Homage, Pedigree, SnoHaus, D&Q, Buckman's and Brave New World for your $25 lift ticket voucher! The voucher is ONLY valid on Friday, March 26!
  • We're open until 5pm again on Saturday, March 27! Make that extra sunlight work for you... stick around on the slopes, on the deck or in the lodge and enjoy an extra hour of skiing & riding!
  • Sunday, March 28 is Any Mountain Season Passholder Day! Bring your 09/10 season pass from any other mountain and we'll give you a free lift ticket on Sunday! Must be a full- or midweek 09/10 season pass.

Hot Off The Press! POMA 6-pack lift installation beginning soon!

We know the skiers and riders who call Hunter Mountain home love our slopes and the energy that surrounds us. We also realize that for our skiers and riders to truly enjoy these slopes, we need to invest in "your" mountain...what better investment, than a brand new base to summit lift?

Leitner-Poma has consistently been the leader in high-speed aerial lifts for the winter sports industry and they have been chosen to supply Hunter Mountain with a detachable Six Pack lift to replace the existing Snowlite Express (Quad-Lift). Construction will commence as soon as our season ends and we plan to have the new Six Pack up and running for some late summer Sky Ride enjoyment.

This capital improvement is another major step in the effort to make your experience here at Hunter Mountain all it could be... And that's not all. In the summer of 2011 we also plan to remove the Z & Y lifts on our famed West Side to make room for a Quad that will carry a new line and allow for better snow making coverage over the black diamond terrain.

We're looking for a name...so please drop us a line if you think you have the perfect name for the new Six Pack at Hunter Mountain!

Stayed tuned and watch our progress on HunterMtn.com all spring and summer long.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Exclusive deal for 09/10 season passholders:

Two (2) $29 lift ticket vouchers to Killington!
Show your 09/10 season pass at the lift ticket window and receive two (2) $29 lift ticket vouchers valid April 12 through the end of Killington's 09/10 season! Check HunterMtn.com or Killington.com next week for another exclusive offer for Hunter Mountain season passholders!

There are a number of other exclusive offers for spring skiing & riding at Killington, available to Hunter Mountain passholders & ticket purchasers. Head over to this page for more information about what we've got to offer you: some of the best late spring conditions in the east, at Killington, at incredible discounts!

Saturday, March 20, 2010


If you're not here we feel really sorry for you! This is without a doubt one of the most pristine days in years. We've come into Spring skiing and riding with one of if not the deepest bases in the east. Spring Fling is happening...volleyball, snowtubing, skydiving competition, snow bar and bbq, live music inside and outside the base lodge and best of all....SUN! The webcams don't like check out these epic conditions. click here

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Spring Fling :: March 20, 2010!

Spring is in the air this Saturday and a trip to Hunter Mountain will have you enjoying a bluebird day complete with amazing conditions. Saturday’s weather calls for a sunny day with a high near 60. Get out the suntan lotion, put on your Hawaiian shirt and get ready for spring skiing and riding at it’s best.

Outside on the slopes Never Summer will be holding it down with a sneak peek snowboard demo for their handcrafted 2011 line. Oakley will be on-site as well for the afternoon and the rail jam. The March Into Spring Rail Jam is free to enter…registration will be at the Never Summer tent from 2-4 pm. Rail Jam starts at 4 and runs till 6 pm.

DJ DL and DJ OZ will be spinning all your favorites inside and outside the base lodge. Route 23A Band will start at 4pm and rock the evening away…these guys always get the crowd jumping.

The Paraski Skydiving exhibition will run throughout the day…and will prove to be an amazing sight above the slopes. These skydivers including the famed US Army Team Golden Knights will land on a bulls-eye right at the bottom of the slope…you’ve got to see it to believe it.

Heineken has a snow-bar and BBQ outside on the slopes…just in case you need a cold one or a hot dog between runs. T-shirt giveaways, games for kids and adults, rail jam, snowboard demo, Oakley tent, Heineken bar, and the best in entertainment.

What a day we have planned…come out and enjoy the sun! Spring Fling at Hunter!

Up To 50% Off Regular Season Rates at the Kaatskill Mountain Club & Liftside Village!

What’s The Secret To Enjoying Spring Skiing & Riding?
  • Go where the snow is. Hunter Mountain got dumped on three weeks ago with over 7’ of snow! We had a mixed bag of precipitation last weekend that didn’t affect our base…meaning the condition of our slopes is epic for this time of year.
  • Stay Close. Whether weekday or weekend lodging…how about slopeside ski-in/ski-out accessibility…we’re talking 200 feet to the nearest slope and a quick minute ski to the high-speed quad.
  • Find The Best Accommodations For Less. Stay now at The Kaatskill Mountain Club and Liftside Village for up to 50% off regular season rates. Studios with kitchens for just $125 midweek/$150 weekend per night. One-bedroom Jacuzzi Suites, sleep 4, just $165 midweek/$200 weekend per night. Two-Bedroom Jacuzzi Suites, sleep 8, for just $195 midweek/$250 weekend. Best of all…the amenities: indoor/outdoor heated pool, hot tubs, sauna, steam room, video game room, full-service Mountain Club Spa, VanWinkles Restaurant and much more.
  • Watch the weather. Spring weather can be fickle so we’ve extended a 48-hour cancellation policy for all reservations booked for Spring skiing and riding.
We invite you to enjoy Spring skiing and riding the way it should be enjoyed. THE BEST FOR LESS! Up to 50% off regular season rates at the Kaatskill Mountain Club and Liftside Village. The best snow and the best terrain…closest to the NYC and metro area…only at Hunter

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Sunday, March 14, 2010

3" of snow at base, 7" at summit...... rain everywhere else.

I was told this morning that the Thruway & parts of northern New Jersey are flooded, but you'll be pleased to know we got very little rain, if any at all; we received about 3" of slushy, wet snow overnight, and a ski patroller told me this morning that they have about 7" of drier, fluffier snow at the summit.

I'll try to get some pics up today... check out the weather forecast from Tuesday on!

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 25.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 50.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 28.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 49.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 29.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 52.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 31.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 54.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Rain down there, snow up here! 5-7" coming to Hunter!

Well, we have certainly enjoyed the week of sunny, blue skies... but mother nature is back with a vengeance!! Y'all may be getting rain down in the metro area (even as close as the Thruway corridor) but we've got sleet now, and the National Weather Service tells us it'll be changing to snow over night... with a grand total of 5-7" of snow coming to Hunter.

Throughout the day we've received some slushy mix, but the temperature is dropping, and we're keeping our fingers crossed. With temps dropping more over night, we're hoping for some fresh pow pow! It's March, and more snow's coming... we hope to see you! Keep checking back here, and Twitter, and at HunterMtn.com!! We'll be posting some pics and info as it keeps coming down!!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Tuesday eNewsletter Blip

Hello from Hunter Mountain!

We have had the most epic spring conditions EVER for the past week!! First we get 7 feet of snow, then the sun comes out and we have amazing 45-50 degree days with full sun! What a winter, right?? We expect to be open until April 11, in case you were wondering! Any Mountain Season Passholder Day is scheduled for Sunday, March 28... we've got a lot of people asking about it!

We've got two new videos up this week... our weekly video with a recap of the previous weekend, and a new terrain park video! Check them out below!

For those of you with Big Lift Cards, you've got a special day coming up on Sunday! Bring a friend and get a $39 lift ticket for him or her this Sunday, March 14!

Season pass & Value pass sales will go on sale next week, with huge incentives to purchase before May 2, 2010! Stay tuned for more details or check back at HunterMtn.com!

Friday, March 05, 2010

Great weather coming up Saturday & Sunday!

Hello everyone!

We have some incredible weather coming up this weekend -- SPRING CONDITIONS! With highs in the 40's and sunshine both days, we're expecting PERFECT spring skiing & riding weather! Check out what NOAA has to say:

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 41. Northwest wind between 6 and 13 mph.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 22. West wind between 7 and 9 mph.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 42. West wind between 8 and 13 mph.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 22.

YOWZA! Bring your sunglasses! I don't know about all of you, but we are TOTALLY ready for spring... and here she comes. Thanks again, Mother Nature! We've got some cool stuff happening this weekend, including the US Chefs Race on Sunday... hang around later on at the bar for live music, a DJ and more! Snowtubing is open, and it's a great weekend to slip n' slide on our snowtubing chutes!

We hope to see you -- have a fantastic weekend!

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Happy Tuesday!

It's a beautiful day here, and for the first time in over a week, the sun is out! We've got a new video up with footage from the weekend below! We also uploaded our b-roll storm footage... check it out, also on our YouTube channel!

We've been all over the news with our record snowfall... we're hoping you saw us on Channel 13 or Channel 9! We hope you all have had a chance to come up and enjoy the incredible conditions... this week is going to be spectacular, and we're looking forward to the start of the spring skiing season with a HUGE base!!

This weekend is going to be one of the most incredible weekends ever, weather-wise. Sunny skies and highs in the high 30s! Don't have a car? Come with a bus... there are a ton of operators to choose from and even more pickup locations!

Monday, March 01, 2010

Blizzard B-Roll

Here's a quick look at the B-roll we made for TV stations and the National Weather Service...

Hope y'all saw us on Channel 13 last night! Still looking for the clip. We'll be on Channel 9 tonight!