Friday, December 30, 2011
First, Monday, January 2, is a day you may have off work or school... and you might be thinking of coming to ski or ride (or you might not... it'd be good to start now!) Although this is a holiday, Hunter's sticking with midweek pricing... which means $58 lift tickets at the window, but $29 lift tickets for Big Lift Card holders!
So, here comes the math. Ready?
Buy a $49 Big Lift Card at the ticket window.
Buy a $29 lift ticket (50% off, with your Big Lift Card discount)
Spend a total of $78, get a half price lift ticket for Monday AND (yes, there's an AND) save 50% off midweek and 25% off weekend & holiday tickets ALL SEASON LONG.
You heard it right. You can spend $58 on a full price lift ticket on Monday, or you can spend $20 extra and save every other time you come to Hunter, plus get a ton of additional benefits (read about them here!)
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Meanwhile, back here in the marketing office, I see another handful of news articles and television clips regarding the lack of snow and the suffering of ski resorts.
Admittedly, Hunter is included in a select few of said stories. Though, to the surprise of many writers and anchors, we are quick to admit we're suffering from a distinctly different problem: we don't have such terrible news at all. And here's why, for those of you who are wondering what we all think about the weather-driven doom and gloom we're all hearing about:
As I type this, Hunter has 29 trails open. Hunter One, the main mountain and the West Side are open, plus park features (and a progression park, too!). 9 lifts have been operating for the Christmas/New Years holiday week. Snowtubing is open. All of our learning programs are operating. We've got NASTAR, events, live entertainment and most importantly people are here, and they are psyched to be skiing and riding.
As of today, Hunter has more trails open than Whiteface, Sugarloaf and Mount Snow, plus all of our immediate neighbors. Our snowmakers worked through the coldest night we've had yet (last night), and we have every intention of continuing to crank our compressors and snowguns whenever temperatures permit. For those of you who are not aware, we don't need snow. We just need cold. Hunter's snowmaking power allows for such recovery that the lack of snow is completely irrelevant to our operation.
What is most important is that our customers -- the thousands of people who have come to ski and ride so far this season -- are excited. We all want to enjoy the winter conditions, and Hunter has some of the best anywhere. We're aiming to please, and we can assure you that we will continue to open more terrain, and serve up the most awesome snow conditions anywhere around... we hope you can keep some of our positive attitude amidst all the moaning and groaning about the weather!
We hope to see you for New Years, and we welcome any questions or concerns you may have. Ask anyone here, out on our slopes, poke around our Facebook page or give us a call... we don't have much to complain about at Hunter Mountain, nor do our customers.
Have a great day and we hope to see you soon!
In the short term, we have a few mid-temperature days with cold nights coming this weekend... next week, nighttime temps plunge into deep freeze. Stay tuned!
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Monday, December 26, 2011
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Monday, December 19, 2011
Ticket prices are going to be $54 for adults. Enjoy your day and stay tuned for more terrain opening news!
The holidays are fast-approaching and we want to remind you that we've got the 3X Card available online only until the 24th of December: this makes a great holiday gift: three non-holiday visits for under $40 per day!
Remember to check our Facebook page for photos, videos and updates on snow conditions and much more! We hope to see you out there on the slopes!
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
Sunday, December 11, 2011
We've got great giveaways and special offers exclusively for Facebook fans.... so please add us!
Saturday, December 10, 2011
- We'll have top-to-bottom skiing and riding. We are making snow on the Belt, though we do not know if it will be ready for tomorrow yet. The Kaatskill Flyer will be the primary lift, with a possibility of running D-Lift for intermediates (and those of you who need a break from Hellgate!)
- We are priming Hunter One, but it will not be open tomorrow. As stated above, Midstation may be available for intermediates via D-Lift.
- Mike and the park crew put some rails and boxes out, so those will remain for tomorrow.
- Pricing is $36 for adults, $27 with the Big Lift Card.
- Don't forget that if you're skiing and riding today, keep your ticket, and you can get a $26 ticket tomorrow! $10 off a full price ticket when you show your lift ticket from today.
- Shane is shooting our weekly video today and tomorrow, so if you want to tell everyone how awesome we are, look for him. Your face in our weekly video. Sounds good right?
In terms of snowmaking, nighttime temps are looking great tonight, with some tomorrow night and Monday night strong possibilities as well. We're going to open as quickly as mother nature allows. There are some raging parties in town tonight, and Solid Smoke is playing at the Main Bar (see below). Thanks for reading and keep checking back!
This is valid only on full price tickets (ie, cannot be combined with other offers EXCEPT for the Big Lift Card discount.... if you have a BLC, you get your Big Lift Card price, THEN get $10 off). So don't throw out your ticket... show it at ticket sales tomorrow or any other day for $10 off!
See you all soon and thanks so much to all of you who came out today!!
Friday, December 09, 2011
Thursday, December 08, 2011
We would like to let you know that due to recent snowfall and decent nighttime temps for snowmaking, we will be opening on Saturday!
At this point it is looking like we will use the Flyer to up/download for F-Lift, so we will at the very least be open mid- to summit. If we get some really good temps and make a lot of snow, we will obviously open top to bottom. We will do whatever Mother Nature allows, so things may change between now and Saturday in terms of open terrain. We are *hoping* to have Hellgate-Broadway-Kennedy (otherwise known as HBK or Mainline) top-to-bottom open for Sunday, and the nighttime temps look good.
We'll have pricing up on our website tomorrow, and we'll have some info from Bruce as snowmaking continues to spread out. We're also planning on getting a trail open around C-Lift so some Hunter One terrain will be available for Sunday.
Again, terrain availability is based on snowmaking and temperatures, but we will be open on Saturday... you can count on that. Stay tuned here and on Facebook for updates. And while you're waiting, you can watch the snowmaking video we shot last week:
More info soon.
Friday, December 02, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Here's what we've got for you:
- Buy our 3X Card for $119 and receive a FREE $20 Hunter Mountain Gift Card
- Buy a $50 Gift Card for $40 (20% savings!)
Don't forget to visit eski.huntermtn.com on Friday, 11/25 to take advantage of these amazing deals!
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Click this link to buy up to four (4) $44 lift tickets per Gold Pass. They make great gifts, and they are completely transferable! Share with your friends and family!
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Each Big Lift Card comes with a number of extra deals. Last year they came with a booklet, this year some of these values will be pre-loaded onto your card and others will be redeemed via barcode. We'll get back to you with more information shortly! In the meantime, here's what you get:
Buy one, get one half off: Mid-Mountain or Skyrider Zipline Tour
$44 Lift Ticket (4 coupons available!)
FREE Progression Session
2 for 1 Snowtubing
Bring a Friend to receive your BLC discount (2 coupons available!)
These deals do come with some restrictions but everyone with a Big Lift Card is entitled to each one; remember there are only 5 DAYS LEFT to get your Big Lift Card with a free lift ticket, so get it now!
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Thursday, November 03, 2011
Randy and Kyle will be selling the Big Lift Card at the Ski Council Jamboree, and they will also be available for purchase in Albany on Saturday and Sunday (sorry, smiles only on Friday!) There are some great deals on gear and lots of opportunities to win free lift tickets, so take a ride this weekend!
Also keep in mind Big Lift Cards are only available with the free ticket through November 15! Get yours now for 25% off weekend & holiday and 50% off midweek tickets ALL SEASON LONG!
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Saturday, October 29, 2011
We're expecting MUCH more... with Accuweather's winter storm warning lasting to 6am tomorrow morning, I'd say we're in for quite a bit more. Check out the radar below, and stay tuned for more updates!
So far we've got about a half inch, and we are expecting... well, 11.5 inches more. We're setting our tentative opening day to November 19, for those of you who missed it on Facebook :)
Stay tuned for updates, and don't forget the Halloween Party & Rail Jam at the Spinning Room/Boarding House tonight, in Tannersville!!
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
You can purchase your pass at early season rates during the party, meet our staff, and get great deals (20% discount for passholders) in our ski and snowboard shops. The Skyride will be open (weather permitting) to see the last of autumn's color in the mountains.
Mingle with old friends and make new ones! It's a great way to meet like-minded people who enjoy the outdoors in winter and plan to spend a lot of time at Hunter Mountain this season. Admission price for guests (non-passholders) is $15 per person. This party is open to midweek season passholders too!
We hope to see you here!
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
The Zephyr Express, which began its life as Hunter’s Snowlite Express, was refurbished during the 10/11 season. The quad will replace the Y-Lift on the West Side, which services Hunter’s expert terrain and is a haven for mogul and steep pitch skiers and riders. Some of Hunter’s most famous trails, including Annapurna, are located on its West Side.
The progress of the lift installation has been covered on Hunter’s Facebook page and in the Hunterblog, located at HunterMtn.blogspot.com. The Zephyr Express will be finished on time and ready to open for the 11/12 winter season. The capacity of the lift will be 2400 per hour, an upgrade from 1900 per hour, the capacity of Y and Z lifts combined. Z Lift will be used as a backup lift to provide extended capacity.
“We know many of our guests have waited patiently for a high speed detachable on Hunter West,” explains Russ Coloton, President of Hunter Mountain. “We’re happy to be able to give our dedicated expert skiers and riders a smoother, faster ride back to the top of the West Side.”
Follow Hunter’s lift construction via Facebook or blog at Facebook.com/pages/Hunter-Mountain/ or HunterMtn.blogspot.com.
Monday, October 10, 2011
If we can amass 20,000 Facebook fans by our opening day, we will give out a FREE LIFT TICKET to one of you EVERY WEEK. We're going to be giving away free stuff ALL SEASON LONG, but we promise we'll give one lucky Facebook fan a free ticket every single week of the 2011/12 ski season. So share with your friends and post up on your page... we've got about a month and a half to get 2,010 more fans!! Can we do it?
If we get to 25,000... maybe we'll up the free lift ticket count. Baby steps... :)
Saturday, October 08, 2011
If you haven't gotten your pass yet, do it now! Accuweather's long-term forecast predicts above-average snowfall and cold temperatures... not to mention we'll have our new quad on the West Side and plenty of other things going on! We hope you choose to spend your ski season here at Hunter!
Get your season pass now... and hopefully we'll see you next weekend at the Season Passholder Party!
In the meantime... if you don't have plans today, come to Oktoberfest! The weather is beautiful and fall colors are at their peak! Don't forget to swing through the retail shops for our annual Swap Sale! Bring in the kids to get fitted for winter so you're prepared when the first snow falls! We'll have deals on all 2010-11 winter merchandise: skis, snowboards, jackets and more, plus 50% off fishing gear from Orvis. The swap continues through Monday, October 10th.
What are you waiting for? Head over to HunterMtn.com and set yourself up for 2011/12!
We'll see you out on the slopes!
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Monday, October 03, 2011
Friday, September 30, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
Though we have yet to choose a final name for our new lift, I did have an opportunity to giggle at the long long (long long long) list of submissions.
I know many of you are eagerly anticipating finding out the West Side quad's new name... in the meantime, here are some sillies that will (sad to say) probably not be winning:
Broadway Boogie Woogie
The Neil Diamond Skyway (with attached comment, wah wah wah... so good so good)
The Wicked Witch (of the West)
Empire State Elevator
The Mod Quad
The Back Side Ride
Saturday, September 24, 2011
This season we'll have our two new Marketing Assistants, Kyle & Trista blogging in here as well. Kyle will be updating RideHunter, too. So everyone be nice :)
I added a few new tools: one allows you to subscribe to this blog via e-mail. Scroll down to the bottom of the sidebar to sign up.
Thanks and we hope to see you at Oktoberfest!
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kids spend Tuesday, September 6 with Hunter & Zipline staffers
Tuesday, September 06, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
I posted a ton of photos on the Hunter Mountain Facebook Page, but to give you a quick recap, we received four appetizers, and four entrees. Our appetizers were all new items to the summer menu: sea scallops and watercress, roasted portabella mushroom and goat cheese overlaid with asparagus, a colossal crabcake (it really is colossal) and caprese. All were outrageously delicious... the crabcake was utterly fantastic, and I am not a crabcake person. These are all light, healthy (well... I beg to differ on the crabcake but it's seafood at least!) and fresh.
I will admit that I am a notoriously health conscious eater, and in the past, VanWinkle's offerings had not been my cup of tea. I'd drive off the mountain for light, inventive fare (and vegetarian options) at other regional eateries: New World, Peekamoose, Aromathyme, The Artist's Palate. After eating at VanWinkle's on Wednesday night I can tell you I'll be staying up here! Who needs to drive anywhere when there's watermelon feta salad?!
For entrees, we received the evening's special, red snapper over yellow rice; salmon in orange-ginger glaze; a watermelon feta salad I knew I wanted from the moment I saw it on the menu; and mind-blowing mushroom ravioli. Both fish dishes were delicious, and any time the snapper comes back on the menu... ORDER IT! In the meantime, I suggest you tide yourself over with the mushroom ravioli. Normally a heavier dish soaking in cream sauce, Tim's ravioli has huge chunks of mushrooms, and is coated in a brown butter sauce. Check it out below... the big chunks of mushrooms give it an amazingly meaty texture.
Dessert included a ricotta-honey cheesecake (if you're shaky on the texture of ricotta cheese, order it anyway. You will not be disappointed!) as well as the mini tartlet and a Victorian chocolate cup.
Check out the photos, the menu, and then head up there. We've got a new Foursquare special launching tomorrow, so make sure you check in when you get there!! We hope to see you soon... and PLEASE feel free to post your own amazing food shots on our Facebook page! As a devotee of healthy, slow, local and organic, VanWinkle's new menu has some incredible offerings for the pickiest of eaters. Come on up!
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Our Kaatskill Flyer has been taking people to the summit week in and week out: have you taken a Skyride yet this summer? Check HunterMtn.com for more info and the operating schedule. We've also got the Mid-Mountain Tour, Skyrider Tour and Adventure Tower open all year round! Mild to Wild Summer Savings! 10% off the Mid-Mountain or Skyrider Zipline Tours on Wednesdays until August 31st! This is an adventure that can’t be missed! Call 518-263-4388 to book your reservation or book now at ZiplineNewYork.com: Promotion code Wedn. Offer cannot be combined with other discounts. Offer expires 8/31/2011. Reservations are strongly recommended.
While you're perusing through the resort's many offerings, don't forget to stop into VanWinkle's for a bite to eat! Serving up lunch on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and dinner every night, VanWinkle's has a brand new summer menu offering light, fresh fare. We've got outdoor seating with beautiful views, and a full service bar, plus happy hour and nightly specials! View the new menu here!
Not enough for you? This year, the organizers of Mountain Jam are launching a new blues festival: Bluestock! Three days of blues, brews and much more. Gregg Allman will be here... will you? Get your tickets and/or view the lineup at Bluestock.com!
There are still Y- And Z-Lift chairs for sale, and our West Side quad installation is well underway. Don't forget to check the Hunterblog for photos and updates about the lift installation. Y- and Z-Lift chairs make great yard and porch decor and allow you to keep a piece of Hunter history forever! For more information or to purchase a chair, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For further info on the West Side installation, visit HunterMtn.com!
Don't forget to Like Us on Facebook (we'll have some great deals and giveaways coming in the near future!), and keep abreast of updates, photo, video and more in the Hunterblog. We've got a lot going on all the time, and we want to keep you informed! We're also on Twitter... and for those of you with feed readers, our RSS feed is here. Among other new features coming in 2011/12 is a mobile site... stay tuned!
We hope you're having a wonderful summer... we are!
Friday, June 17, 2011
Riding your own dual sport BMW and using the same basic curriculum developed at the legendary BMW Off-Road training facility in Hechlingen, Germany, the Off-Road school is a two-day program designed to maximize every rider's ability on dirt, gravel or other non-paved surfaces. Professional instructors from the BMW Performance Center will be coming up from South Carolina to teach this event. Each day will consists of approximately six hours of riding time and two hours of classroom instruction.
Riding includes drills on dirt, gravel, water and grass and excursions up and around Hunter Mountain and the surrounding area.
Riding exercises include:
- Riding position
- Figure Eights
- Stopping on a hill
- Recovery from a hill
- Hill climb and descent
- Riding ruts, whoops and logs
- And More!!
Riders also will be able to put their newfound skills to use on a dual sport ride with the instructors. Riders are required to wear FULL protective gear including helmets, gloves, riding jacket, riding pants and boots that protect the ankles. Knobby tires are a must (we have special pricing for tires and labor for students who are paid and signed up for the class.) This course is intended for intermediate and advanced riders only.
This is the first time the BMW Off-Road Performance School has been held at Hunter and it is the only date in the northeast this summer. Take advantage of this unique opportunity and reserve your spot early. In order to provide a personalized level of attention, class size is limited.
What: MAX BMW Off-Road Performance School, featuring instructors and curriculum from the BMW Performance Center. Two-day program.
Where: Hunter Mountain Resort, Hunter, NY (map)
When: July 4-5, 2011
Cost: $1095 $550 if you register by June 18th!
(includes two days of instruction, lunch both days, dinner on the 4th)
Accommodations: Riders are responsible for their own lodging. We recommend
the Kaatskill Mountain Club at Hunter Mountain. Room nights are $135 plus
applicable taxes. Check them out at Kaatskillmtnclub.com. For reservations
call: 800-486-8376 and mention you are with the MAX BMW Group.
Other information: Riders must bring their own bike and full protective gear. Knobby tires required (we have special pricing for tires and labor for students who are paid and signed up for the class.) Hunter Mountain Resort offers an array of activities for other family members.
Information and Registration: Class size is limited. For questions or to register, please e-mail Max Stratton at email@example.com or call him at 203-740-1270.ately six hours of riding time and two hours of classroom instruction.
Wednesday, June 01, 2011
Don't forget to check us out on Facebook for the latest and greatest on all things Hunter!
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Many thanks to the team members listed below who helped pick up debris from the stream yesterday!
With the assistance of another 5 or 6 Greene County Soil and Water Conservation staff members, we picked up a half pick up of metal and about
15 bags of trash.
Just one more step Hunter is taking towards a green earth!
Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Monday, May 02, 2011
Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all for making it the biggest and best TAP New York yet! 41 breweries pouring nearly 150 individual beers. Some very new breweries took home the trophies:
- Matthew Vassar Brewers' Cup: Best Brewery in the Hudson Valley - Crossroads Brewing
- F.X. Matt Memorial Cup: Best Brewery in New York State - Barrier Brewing
- NEW AWARD! The John Calen Memorial Award: Best English Style Pale Ale - Crossroads Brewing's Outrage IPA
New York State:
- Gold: Brown's Brewing - Whiskey Barrel Porter
- Silver: Cortland Brewing - Flight Level 410 Olde Ale
- Bronze: C. H. Evans - Hefeweizen
- Gold: High Point Brewing - Double Platinum Hefeweizen
- Silver: Brown's Brewing - Whiskey Barrel Porter
- Bronze: Crossroads Brewing - Outrage IPA
Thursday, April 28, 2011
We now have 41 breweries registered for TAP NY 2011! Newcomers to TAP NY like Fire Island Beer Co., Barrier Brewing, Cortland Beer Company, and others have now signed on as well. View a full list of our attendees at tap-ny.com!
TAP New York is also about food. Each year we offer plenty to eat and best of all...it's included in the ticket price. The food theme for 2011 is comfort food. Take a look at what's in store! Remember that food sampling is included with your ticket!!
So join us this April 30th & May 1 as we TAP New York at Hunter Mountain in the beautiful northern Catskill Mountains. Hours are 1pm to 5pm Saturday, 12 noon to 4pm Sunday.
Saturday (advance sale only): $60
Sunday (advance sale only): $49
Designated Driver (advance sale only): $20 each day
Two-day Special (advance sale only): $100
Friday, April 22, 2011
Click HERE for Season Passes
This year, give yourself a little extra... upgrade from the Big Lift Card to our ValuePass!
For $229, the ValuePass offers unlimited midweek skiing & riding, plus 30% off weekends & holidays!
Buy now, and ski & ride all season long at a huge discount!
Prices increase May 1... upgrade now for the lowest rates!
Click HERE for Value Passes
Friday, April 15, 2011
Lock in your season passes, lockers and programs at the lowest rates! Prices increase May 1... you've got two weeks left to get the biggest bang for your buck!
Also This year, give yourself a little extra... upgrade from the Big Lift Card to our ValuePass!
For $229, the ValuePass offers unlimited midweek skiing & riding, plus 30% off weekends & holidays!
Buy now, and ski & ride all season long at a huge discount!
Prices increase May 1... upgrade now for the lowest rates!
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Friday, April 08, 2011
Hunter, NY -- Hunter Mountain will be holding a charity event on Saturday, April 9th to raise money for Japan. The event will feature a "Hell Track" -- a modified boardercross-style track in the Empire Terrain Park. Registration will be held from 10am to noon in the base lodge; riders will meet at noon in the Yurt.
Participants must have a lift ticket ($25 special rate this weekend) or season's pass and make a $15 donation, which will buy them a wristband for unlimited access to the track. Raffle tickets are included in the donation, and additional raffle tickets can be purchased separately. All proceeds from the event will be donated to mercycorps.org.
Raffle tickets will be on sale to the general public as well. Prizes include skis, snowboards, helmets, outwear, goggles and much more. Sponsors include Arbor Snowboards, Ashbury, Bern, Birdseyeboardshop.com, Capita Snowboards, Coal Headwear, Flow Snowboards, Homage Brooklyn, Mount Everest Ski Shop, Nike 6.0, Oakley, O'Neil, Orage, Ovr Ride, Salomon Skis, ThirtyTwo & Union Bindings. More Sponsors to be added as they come on board.
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Tuesday, April 05, 2011
Sunday, April 03, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
That said, we are moving Pondskimming to April 9. So put your wet suit away for another week, and get out your midwinter gear!!
We'll see you this weekend! Stay tuned for snow totals, photos, news and more!
This says 6-12 inches, but higher elevations such as Hunter might get 8-14 inches!