Sunday, October 30, 2011

Over a foot of snow total!

We received over a foot of snow! Posted a few photos this afternoon; the snow was followed by a beautiful sunny day today! Our webcams were down for awhile as Time Warner lost service on the mountaintop (and down below) but keep an eye out for updates on snowmaking and much more! Thanks of checking back and we'll see you soon!

8" of snow as of midnight!

Yeeeahhh!! It's still snowing hard in Hunter! We've got about 8" outside now, and there's a dope rail jam underway at the Spinning Room/Boarding House. Check back tomorrow for an updated total!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

4-5" so far, much more coming!

We have a serious snowstorm on our hands! I've seen some photos of New Jersey, Westchester and Long Island, and it looks like everyone is getting some fresh pow. We've got 4-5" as of 6pm (I tend to err on the conservative side, though I have heard 6" so far)... not a bad total for only a few hours of snow.

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!

It's snowing hard!!

After receiving 3-4 inches of snow on Thursday evening... it's snowing again! And if you're in the NY Metro market, it might be snowing by you, too!

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

Hunter Mountain Competition Team Blogspot: NEW! Freeskiing Team

Hunter Mountain Competition Team Blogspot: NEW! Freeskiing Team: Freeskiing Team New this season will be a Freeskiing Team to complement our snowboard team. This program is a start-up, grassroots te...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Season Passholder Party This Saturday!

We just wanted to remind you that our annual Season Passholder Party is this Saturday, October 15 from 1-6pm! You'll be able to take advantage of special passholder-only discounts in our ski and snowboard shops. Passholders can register to win some great prizes, including extra discount coupons valid in our ski and snowboard shops!

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

Hunter Mountain’s West Side Quad to be named Zephyr Express

HUNTER, NY – Hunter Mountain’s latest lift installation, a high-speed detachable quad to serve its West Side, has been named the Zephyr Express. The name was submitted by Creel Brown, a Hunter Mountain patron from New York, NY, in a contest after being chosen from hundreds of submissions. The name refers to a westerly wind, originating from Greek mythology. The Kaatskill Flyer, which was installed for the 2010/11 winter season on the front side of Hunter Mountain, was also named via guest submission.

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 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 or


Hunter Mountain Competition Team Blogspot: Sign up Now and SAVE!

Hunter Mountain Competition Team Blogspot: Sign up Now and SAVE!: This is a simple reminder for you to register for our programs and camps by Saturday October 15th. Competition Teams Seasonal Programs ...

Monday, October 10, 2011

20,000 Facebook Fans for Free Tickets

I decided recently that it might be awesome (ok, it would definitely be awesome) to enter the 2011/12 ski season with 20,000 Facebook fans. So here's the deal:

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

ONE WEEK LEFT for Lowest Price on Season Passes!

We just wanted to remind you that you've got ONE WEEK LEFT to purchase your 11/12 season pass at the lowest available price! 

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 and set yourself up for 2011/12!

We'll see you out on the slopes!

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Monday, October 03, 2011

2011 AlpineZone Ski Area Challenge

Have something to ask about Hunter Mountain? Head over to AlpineZone and post your Q... I'll be answering their top choices sometime very soon!

2011 AlpineZone Ski Area Challenge