Monday, January 31, 2011

Competition Team News

Hunter Mountain Athletes were back in action this past weekend. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Snow is on the horizon!

We're getting 6+ inches of snow starting tonight and ending tomorrow night! Keep an eye on Accuweather and others as we are seeing varying totals of over a foot... we'll keep you posted!

Let's Play Catch Up!

Happy Monday everyone! It's a beautiful day here at Hunter! We'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who came out this weekend, Hunter was jammin'! The bar scene was super fun, and the conditions were great. Expect a new weekend video tomorrow, as well as our weekly e-blast!

We are also expecting some snow this week! Stay tuned as more information develops!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Possibly Some Snow?!

We are looking at possibly 3-6 inches of snow Friday into Saturday! Keep your fingers crossed! Who's coming up this weekend?!

Stay tuned as more information develops!

Mountain Jam and Hunter Mountain Have Teamed Up!

Woodstock Radio's Mountain Jam and Hunter Mountain have teamed up for a very exciting online promotion! Up for grabs are a FREE pair of Mountain Jam tickets and a pair of lift tickets to Hunter!

To win the Mountain Jam tickets:
1) Head over to Hunter's Facebook Page
2) Like our page if you don't already
3) Click on the MTN JAM TIX tab, and enter to win!

To win the Hunter lift tickets:
1) Head on our to Mountain Jam's Facebook Page
2) Like their page if you don't already
3) Click on their Hunter Mtn tab, and enter to win!

The promotion will run until the end of next week, when 2 very lucky winners will be chosen! Please only one entry person.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Videos Videos Videos!

What's up people?! Today we have not one, but two new videos for your viewing pleasure! Check them out and tell us what you think. Don't forget to check out our other videos at

Monday, January 24, 2011

This week in Comp Team News

Another big week of competitions for our athletes. Our freestyle team all headed west to Bristol Mountain to compete in an A / B USSA Meet. Here are some photos and results from the event.

More Snow! Again!

That's right skiers and riders! A major snow storm is coming our way! Looks like we are in the "heavy accumulation range for Tuesday into Wednesday. No snow total estimations as of yet, but we will keep you posted as more news develops!

Stompson in Slopestyle Dew Tour Finals!

Here are highlights of yesterday’s Dew Tour Slopestyle Finals at Killington. Below is the video link if you missed it last night on NBC. Jeremy did extremely well placing 6th among the best athletes in the world and landing a double cork backside 12 (as seen in video). Hunter Mountain even got some air time via his Hunter logo on the nose of this board(seen on NBC last night). “Stompson” has an alternate spot in the X Games, so wish him luck!

See More Skate Videos and BMX Videos at Embed

For those who don't know, Stompson grew up riding Hunter Mountain before taking on the world as a professional snowboarder. Check him out on his Facebook page and via his board sponsor Flow snowboards.

Friday, January 21, 2011

4" down & sun's coming out this morning!

We received 4" of fresh snow overnight, setting us up for an awesome weekend and lots of powder for everyone! We can see in the forecasts there may be a few more inches on the way, with a possibility of snow showers throughout the weekend and into next week. Right now the sun is starting to break out... and we are expecting a beautiful day.

This weekend we've got live music at the Main Bar plus 11 lifts and 53 trails open. We hope to see you! Stay tuned at or in the Hunterblog for updates on snowfall! We hope you have a fantastic weekend... especially if you're here at Hunter!

Check out our latest video on and we'll see you soon!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Even More Snow is Coming!

There's more snow coming our way! Looks like a few snow showers tonight, then some more tomorrow night into Friday!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tuesday eNews 1/18

Despite off-putting forecasts for the rest of the Northeast, we're happy to inform you that it is straight-up SNOWING here in Hunter, with 3" so far, as of 9am (and 4" or more in Haines Falls, Tannersville, etc). It's coming down like crazy and we'll keep the website up to date with the increasing snow totals!

Thanks to everyone who dropped in for our awesome MLK celebration. Our 2nd Annual "I Have A Dream" Rail Jam was huge, plus we had a great crowd at the bar and fantastic weather all weekend. This weekend we've got more live entertainment at the Main Bar: The Schmooze and DJ Frankie will be there on Saturday keeping things moving.

We've got a few days of snow and clouds, and the week will pick up and the approaching weekend will be cold and sunny from the looks of it. We're looking forward to seeing you! Check out our latest video, up on YouTube... conditions are amazing. Also check out the face shots GoPro video we put out late last week if you missed it...
Don't forget to like us on Facebook... we've got contests, photos, videos, user/guest submissions and more all day every day!

Hunter Mountain Weekend Video Jan 17th 2011!!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Winter Weather Heading Our Way!

There is a winter storm warning in effect for our area from midnight tonight, until 7AM Wednesday morning. The storm could bring anywhere from 3-8 inches of snow mixed with sleet. Be careful if you are heading up! Since we are in the higher elevations, we are hoping for more snow than ice! Keep your fingers crossed.

Stay tuned as more information unravels!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

GoPro Vid makes Daily Freeman blog, Watershed Post

Check out our dope GoPro vid makin' headlines!
Watershed Post
Daily Freeman Blog

Thanks to everyone who came out for an awesome MLK celebration/rail jam/bar party last night!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

First Big Weekend of Competition

The weekend of January 8 & 9, 2011, was a diverse weekend of competition for our athletes. All three teams, Alpine, Freestyle and Snowboard were on the road going for the gold.

Click here for full results at the Hunter Mountain Competition Team Blog

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Hunter Mountain Presents: Face Shots With Pablo and Dre!

From 1/11-1/12 Hunter Mountain received 10 inches of fresh snow! Da589's Pablo and Dre Mori take you with them to see just how good it was! Footage courtesy of the GoPro HD, film edited by Pablo Mori for Hunter Mountain.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

eBlast 1/11/11 + new map from Accuweather!! A foot of snow? We hope so!

Hello skiers and riders!

We've got another huge storm rolling in, thanks to Mother Nature. We hope to see snow totals of a foot or more, beginning late tonight and ending sometime during the day tomorrow.

We will keep you posted! We've got three new videos up today, and we will have one up tomorrow to show you what we get in terms of fresh powder!

We could not have asked for a better time for another foot of snow -- right before the MLK holiday weekend! We've got live entertainment and DJs through the weekend, plus a rail jam, torchlight parade and fireworks on Saturday! The 2nd annual "I Have A Dream" rail jam kicks off at 4pm. Registration is at 2pm at the top of the main stairs... you can also RSVP on Facebook! Fireworks & Torchlight Parade begin at 7:30pm... we hope to see you there! Swing by for another weekend filled with events, music and, of course, awesome snow conditions!

New Terrain Park Recap Video!


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Riding the Rails Ad

Just posted a new ad from "The Feeling Stays With You" campaign. Enjoy!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Sean Hartel Freeride Workshop

Hunter Mountain has exciting news. We are bringing on board one of the best Freeride skiers in the world to join the Snowsports staff. Professional Freeride Sean Hartel has competed in well known competitions such as the US Open and the Dew Tour. He has also done an extensive amount of coaching with several of his students landing podiums at numerous pro events such as the US Open, World Skiing Invitation, US Nationals, Opens Freeski Tour, and World Cup Superpipe.

This season Hunter Mountain is introducing a brand new Sean Hartel Freeride Workshop. It is a great opportunity for skiers to learn and develop their Terrain Park and Freeride skills. Learn new tricks or better your skills on various features. Plus you will learn from one of the best in the industry. Workshop includes lift ticket and food vouchers at a very affordable price of only $159/day. Season pass holders receive a 30% discount. Enrollment is limited so please sign up early. For further information and to sign up check out our Camps and Workshops Home page.

Another big storm rolling in Tuesday night!!

Well folks, the plow trucks are preparing for another onslaught of snow in Hunter set to drop tomorrow evening! Read some details on Accuweather on the huge storm rolling up the coast... and it could drop up to a foot of snow on the NY metro area on Tuesday evening. What does that mean for the Catskills? Well, we hope that our altitude gives us even more!!

Right now a foot or more could drop Tuesday night into Wednesday. There will be some strong winds, making this storm similar to one of the early season storms we've had here at Hunter. The temperatures will be low... making for surface conditions of utter perfection when this storm rolls through, leaving fresh powder in its wake.

We'll keep you posted as we receive updated forecasts. With multiple drops this season of 10" or more at a time, we're looking forward to one right before the MLK holiday weekend!! Keep checking back!!

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Change is good!

I'm changing some stuff and adding some features to the Hunterblog... so if there is some funky stuff going on, hold up! I'm working on it!

Thanks for another killer weekend... stay tuned for weather updates as more snow rolls in on Tuesday!

Hunter Mountain Competition Team

Did you know Hunter Mountain trains some of the best ski racers, freestyle skiers and snowboarders in the Northeast? Did you know some of these athletes compete at the National level?

Click here
, and go to the Hunter Mountain Competition Teams blog. You will find information about our program, athletes and information to help our families, athletes and coaches.

Jim Catalano
Hunter Mountain Race Director
USSA L400 Certified Alpine Coach
USSA Education Staff Instructor

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Winter Wonderland today: 10 inches of snow + sunshine!

I am elated to tell you all that THE SUN IS OUT today! We received 10 inches of super ultra uber fluffy snow last night... it's so light and fluffy, it is almost enjoyable to shovel! What could possibly make this better? Two things:

1. The sun is out! We were expecting a cloudy day today, and rightfully so after a snowstorm... nay, my friends, we have received sunshine! and...
2. Another storm is afoot. According to some forecasts we could get a foot or more of snow Tuesday into Wednesday. Of course, it is a bit too soon to be even remotely sure... but there is another storm heading our way.

That's all for this morning! Snow, sun and 27 degrees... perfect right? Tomorrow will be another awesome day here at Hunter Mountain. Stay tuned and we'll keep you informed about the next storm... be sure to sign up for powder alerts at!

Friday, January 07, 2011

Catskills to get 8+ inches today into tomorrow!

It's snowing in Hunter! Are you ready for some more powder? We could get 8+ inches or more thanks to weird weather patterns across the Northeast! The snow is coming down hard right now, with temps in the mid-20s, and the snow will continue into tomorrow morning. Some places nearby could get 10-12"... we're crossing our fingers! We'd love to see a foot of snow!

We'll keep you posted... we hope to see you this weekend! It's going to be an awesome one!

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

eNews 1/4/10 - Thanks for a great holiday week!

Hello skiers and riders, and happy belated New Year from Hunter Mountain! Thanks to all who joined us for the holiday period... we started with 18" of snow and ended with sunshine and temps in the 50s. What a great variety of skiing and riding weather!

Right now we are currently resurfacing for another awesome weekend. The snowguns are cranking and the weather is perfect. Crisp, cold, with some blue skies emerging later in the week. Come on out and get some!

Our annual guest survey is up and running and we're waiting for your feedback! If you have been to Hunter Mountain lately, please take the time to fill out our survey. Help us help you and continue to improve the mountain experience! The survey only takes a few moments and we read all of your feedback!

We've got numerous workshops coming up, plus our second LocalMotion race kicking off next Monday. If you're looking for an additional activity while you're here, the Mountain Club Spa has been completely reworked this season, with new product lines and services. More information is available here.

SKI, STAY FREE at the Kaatskill Mountain Club!

We've got an awesome package available at the Kaatskill Mountain Club in cooperation with Ski Areas of New York -- SKI STAY FREE! Ski & stay for two days & nights, get the third day of skiing and night of lodging FREE! More info here!

TAP New York tickets ON SALE NOW!

Join us for the longest running beer event in New York State! Taking place on April 30-May 1, TAP New York brings thousands from far and wide to enjoy 100+ craft brews and fine food. This year's food theme is "comfort food." We aim to please live entertainment, art & craft vendors and best beer awards at the end of the day. Tickets are on sale now! Saturday sells out every year... get your tickets now!

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Hunter Mountain Weekend Video January 3rd!

Here is the Hunter Mountain weekend video shot Dec 31st - Jan 3rd!

Monday, January 03, 2011

Midweek Seasonal Program... need 2 more signups!

For those Midweek skiers, here is a great opportunity. We are offering a Seasonal Midweek Program on Wednesday. This is an opportunity to receive season long instruction in the morning and afternoon at a very affordable price of $299!

Lunch and Seasonal Events are included. Program is starting on Wednesday, January 12th. If you have any questions please contact Yaron Steinhauer 800-486-8376 x2357 or email at

Snowmaking update + thanks for an awesome holiday period!

Thanks to all of you who came out for the holiday period... we started the week off with 18" of snow, then the sun came out and temps rose for some awesome spring-style skiing and riding later in the week.

Right now our snowmakers are out on the hill gearing up for a week of hard work to resurface. Check out the latest from Bruce:

Monday morning and we are starting up the snowguns. This week looks good all week to make snow, so we will be moving all over the mountain to give everybody what they want: some manmade packed powder everywhere! Be patient and very soon everything will be resurfaced. As of right now we are turning on Hellgate, Belt, Minya,Kennedy and more for later today.

Stay tuned for more updates throughout the week!