Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Big Lift Card and Season Passes on Sale NOW!

Hello from Hunter Mountain! We just wanted to remind you that our greatest value, the Big Lift Card and the BLC +1 are ON SALE NOW!! We've got some amazing deals in store for Big Lift Card holders in the upcoming season, so get yours today! Remember they are on sale for a limited time only! Scroll down below the image for a list of special values exclusively for Big Lift Card holders!

What does the Big Lift Card do for you?

25% off weekend & holiday lift tickets ALL SEASON LONG!
50% off midweek tickets ALL SEASON LONG!
The Big Lift Card also comes with one (1) unrestricted lift ticket that can be redeemed ANY DAY of the 10/11 season!

And the Big Lift Card +1...
Provides you with the same amazing values on weekend & midweek lift tickets, PLUS TWO (2) unrestricted lift tickets... a $130 VALUE!

Buy your Big Lift Card or BLC +1 here!

Each Big Lift Card and BLC +1 holder will receive a coupon book containing the following coupons:

  • Four (4) coupons valid for $45 lift tickets to be redeemed on specific Sundays of the season
  • One (1) free session in our Progression Sessions program, a value of over $30!
  • 2 for 1 Snowtubing ($18 value!)
  • Two (2) Bring a friend coupons; your friend will receive your 25% off weekend or 50% off midweek discount!
  • Save 20% on demo skis or snowboards in the Salomon Demo Center
  • 1 (one) Midweek (Monday-Friday) Buy-one, get-one free Zipline & Canopy Tour, valid for Mid-Mountain or Summit Tours... that's a savings of up to $119!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Celtic Fest is Still On! Rain or Shine!

Celtic Festival is on...a little rain doesn't damper our Irish spirit. All of the world class Celtic entertainment is inside the base lodge on two stages and under the big tent outside. The bagpipe and drum competition is happening as is the spine-tingling Mass March! If you're looking for something to do today to get out of the rain...come up to Hunter...the 35th Annual Celtic Fest!

To check out the entertainment lineup click HERE!

Friday, August 20, 2010

International Celtic Fest this Weekend!

Just a quick reminder that the Celtic Festival is this weekend, August 21st and 22nd! If you've never been to the festival, you don't know what you're missing out on! The entertainment lineup is incredible, you can check it out HERE.

Also, if you are a fan of us on Facebook, let us know if you are coming via our EVENT link.

If you don't follow us on Facebook, you should click on that link as well to keep up with the most up to date information around the resort!

Also, Sunday features a Bagpipe Competition, followed by the spectacular Mass March as hundreds of pipers and drummers march down the mountain in unison. After the Mass March, the entire procession will play as one at the base of the mountain - it's a spine-tingling sight that is not to be missed.

See you all this weekend!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Lift Construction Update: Head to the Chopper!

Attention skiers and riders! This is what we've all been waiting for! Below is the video of some of our lift towers going up via helicopter! Everything went smoothly and safely. Completion of the Kaatskill Flyer 6-pack is now closer than ever! Make sure you watch the video in HD!

View from the Jimmy cliffs of the Hellgate towers going up!
What a sight over Racers! Gorgeous day for flying!

All this couldn't be done without our great team!

Summit terminal work is continuing as you read this and should be done shortly. Work still to be completed includes summit, tower aligning, electrical, cable installation, and chair placement. Stay tuned as we continue this awesome project!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

German Alps Festival Happening Right Now!

Having an uneventful weekend? Then head on up to Hunter Mountain! Today and tomorrow is our German Alps Festival! Gates open at 11am both days. Come enjoy plenty of food and entertainment! Here are pics of the scene right NOW!

More info HERE

Thursday, August 12, 2010

How To Build a Base Terminal by Hunter Mountain

If you've been keeping up with the progress of our 6-pack construction project, then you know, things are moving fast! We are amazed at the precision and speed that our staff is showing in this massive project. Below are a pictures of the base terminal as it stands now. I can tell you that it didn't look like this just a week ago!

Below are the pedestals and cross arms up and ready!

The following two pictures show the placing of the detach mechanisms.

The crane lowering the chair turn-around into place.

View of the base terminal nearing completion!

All major parts of the base terminal are in place! Workers are now moving on to the roofing of the terminal. Stay tuned for more updates!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Lift Construction Still Going Strong!

Here is another lift construction update for you winter junkies! As you've seen in previous posts, towers have been going up everywhere, and summit terminal construction was efficient. We are now on to the base terminal. The hole was dug, the concrete was poured, and the pillars have gone up. Check out the pics!

That was fast! --->

Terminal parts are arriving almost daily. As you can see by the pic below, the Kaatskill Flyer is in the house!

Things are moving quickly! Stay tuned for some "high-flying" action coming up next week!

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Tour of the Catskills

Hunter Mountain was a proud sponsor of the Tour of the Catskills 3 Stage race over this past weekend. Over 600 competitors attended including over 100 professional cyclists! Day Three started at the base lodge, and included a grueling climb up Platte Clove, which tested even the strongest of riders! Hunter also offered a pace car for the Masters/JR Class. Enjoy the pics! Make sure not to miss it next year!