Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Facebook Final Photo Now Up!

Hello skiers and riders, our famous Facebook Photo Captioning Contest is coming to an end! So get on over to our Facebook page and enter YOUR caption! Here is a preview of what you're working with:

We are looking for the best of the best here! Up for grabs are (2) anytime tickets to Hunter Mountain! Oh yea... and (2) 4th row seats to the Seton Hall vs. Syracuse game on January 8th! (Again!) Be sure to share with your friends! :-)

3X CARD - 3 visits, $109!

Three times the fun!

Three day of skiing or riding for only $109! Our new 3X card is one of the best deals we're offering this year!
Purchase your 3x Card Online.
Not valid on the following holiday periods:
  • Dec 26, 2010 - Jan 2, 2011
  • Jan 15-17, 2011
  • Feb 19-25, 2011
3X Card is for 3 separate visits - good Monday thru Sunday. Limited to one (1) card per person. This card is valid only for the person whose name it is purchased in.  Proof of ID may be required at the time of redemption.

Monday, November 29, 2010


Happy Cyber Monday to everyone!

Orville was rustling through his desk this morning and came across a stack of leftover 50th Anniversary lift tickets. Instead of throwing them away, we decided to do the right thing... sell them!

Quantities are limited, so you'll need to act fast. These are single-day, all-area adult lift tickets valid for any day of your choice during the 2010/11 winter season. Limit four tickets per person.

Buy your anytime lift tickets right now on eSki!

Friday, November 26, 2010

SNOWMAKING UPDATE! Snowguns start cranking next week!

Good morning and Happy Thanksgiving from Hunter Mountain! We hope your holiday has been a wonderful one!

We wanted to give you a heads up about what's happening with snowmaking. As many of you have noticed, late fall temperatures have been unseasonably warm and humid. Warmth and humidity are two things that do NOT help our snowmakers!

While we have two excellent nights for snowmaking coming up (tonight and tomorrow), our weather reports show a significant rain event on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. With the amount of rain we are looking at, we could potentially lose almost all of what we'd be able to make up until then.

That said, our plan is to wait out the downpour and (weather permitting, as usual) get our guns cranking on Wednesday night. We are committed to delivering the highest quality product -- our snowmaking prowess, combined with potentially good weather, should allow for an opening sometime next weekend. That would still put us ahead of last year's opening date of December 11... so keep your heads up and stay tuned for more snowmaking info!

We hope to see you all soon and are anticipating the coming season as much as you are!

Want to have some fun off the slopes? Join us on Facebook for your chance to win 2 lift tickets with our photo caption contest!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Seasonal Race Camp Opportunities at Hunter Mountain!

For those looking for some extra training this season, Hunter Mountain is offering a number of great training opportunities.

Here is some information regarding the race training opportunities at Hunter Mountain:

1. Hunter Mountain Adult Race Camp - Dec. 13-16, 2010
Here is your chance to get your ski season off to a great jump start. Our new 4-day adult race camp is an interactive camp designed to develop your racing skills and get you primed for the season. Hunter Mountain has one of the best race programs around and here is your chance to learn some of those techniques. Practice your gate training in GS and Slalom courses. Camp also includes video analysis, top-level instruction, and food vouchers. Coaches: Jim Catalano (Hunter Mountain Race Director), Doug Schmidt (Hunter Mountain Competition Team Coach). Price: $299 (does not include lift ticket)/$399 (includes 4 day lift ticket). For further information check out our website at www.huntermtn.com/huntermtn/the-learning-center/

2. Hunter Mountain Race Workshops - Jan. 13-14, Feb 5-6, 2011
Short 2-Day Workshops to improve your racing techniques and tactics to tackle a race course, GS and Slalom. Workshops include video analysis, top-level instruction, lift ticket, and food vouchers. Price: $159 (one day), $299 (two days) - 30% off for season pass holders. For further information check out our website at www.huntermtn.com/huntermtn/the-learning-center/

3. Hunter Mountain Adult Race Program - Starts Dec. 11th, 2010 - March 13th, 2011
Season long racing program to develop or fine tune your racing skills every weekend by using training areas specifically for racing development. This is also a great opportunity for individuals to gear up for Master Racing. Must be an advance skier in good physical condition ready to rip any terrain Hunter has to offer. Program meets from 9:30-11:30 and 12:30-2:30 every Saturday & Sunday. There is a one hour lunch time break. Price: $649 - Registration ends on December 31, 2010. For further information check out our website at www.huntermtn.com/huntermtn/the-learning-center/

If anyone has any questions please feel free to contact Yaron directly at ysteinhauer@huntermtn.com or 800-486-8376

It's Official Like A Referee With A Whistle!

The Kaatskill Flyer, New York State's first six-passenger detachable chairlift is complete and ready to rock!

We anxiously await the arrival of winter temperatures so that we can kick-off the 2010-2011 ski and snowboard season in style.

The state-of-the-art chairlift is built by Leitner-Poma, the world's leading chairlift manufacturer. The new lift replaces our detachable quad chairlift, also manufactured by Poma, which was originally installed in 1987.

To view photos of construction progress, click here. For a video of a helicopter setting the towers, click here.

Friday, November 12, 2010

The Empire Strikes Back!

The Empire will be the place to shred the BEST terrain park in the Catskills, period. As you can see, the terrain park at Hunter now has a name(and a new logo), and we plan on living up to it!

Want to know the latest and greatest on The Empire Terrain Park at Hunter Mountain, then keep it locked at RideHunter.com The site is newly redesigned to streamline the most important content. No more searching around or clicking around. One page, one mission, no problem.

Also, the site will be updated with an array of park events, so keep checking it out. Daily photo updates, weekly video updates, and a constant Twitter feed will keep you in the loop! So do yourself a favor, and bookmark RideHunter.com

Monday, November 08, 2010

Thought You All Should Know...

That it is snowing here at Hunter! :-)
Here are some pics to get you in the mood! A great way to get you through the work week!

Stay tuned for more information about opening day!

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Looking For A Job?!

We can help!

Job Fair

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010From 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Saturday, November 13th, 2010From 9:00am to 2:00 pm

Join TEAM Hunter!
We are in the business of fun and adventure…sound interesting?
Please come to our Hiring Day event!

Employee benefits include Skiing/Riding, Lessons, and Equipment Rental privileges - Food, Retail, and Child Care discounts – Employee referral bonus.

Immediate interviews will be held in the Base Lodge for openings in the following departments:

*Rentals *Child Care
*Special Events *Hotel Support Staff
*Lift Operations *Grooming
*Maintenance *Snowtubing
*Ski/Snowboard Instructors
*Repair Shop *Ticket Sales
*Call Center Receptionists
*Housekeepers *Retail Shop
*Snowmaking day & night shifts
*Food Service—wait staff, line cooks

Apply in person at
Hunter Mountain Ski Bowl,
Rt. 23A Hunter, NY 12442

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Big Lift Card & BLC+1 SALE EXTENDED to Thursday! SALE ENDS Thursday at NOON!

Due to the overwhelming number of orders streaming in on Sunday and Monday before the deadline of the Big Lift Card and Big Lift Card +1, many of you may have found it difficult to access our storefront.  To those who phoned in to alert us of the lag in processing, we thank you. 

We have extended the purchase of the Hunter Mountain Big Lift Card & Big Lift Card +1 for 48 more hours.  The sale of the cards will end on Thursday at 12 noon. 

Buy a Big Lift Card or BLC+1 and you will soon find that it was one of the most gratifying investments in winter fun that you made this year.  Included with your purchase is the Big Lift Card Passport filled with coupons to save you even more this year!

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!
JUST $45!
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 for just $90!