Sunday, February 17, 2013

Mini Hunter, Presidents Week and Upcoming Events

Hello Friends :)

We are lucky to have some crazy, creative, awesome, talented people on our team who come up with things like this glimpse into our "little" world: 

It's hard to believe Presidents Week is already upon us!  Snow-making has resumed here on the hill and there are lots of possibilities for some natural stuff to come our way in the next week or so.  Winter has a firm grip on us, and we're OK with that!  We're not charging holiday rates this week (Tues - Fri).  That means lift tickets are just $60.  If you have a Big Lift Card, you can get a lift ticket for only $30!  We're also extending our snow tubing hours for all the kiddos taking a break from the classroom this week. 
We'll be open Monday - Thursday 11:00am -7:00pm, Friday & Saturday 11:00am - 9:00pm and Sunday 11:00am - 5:00pm. 

Next weekend we have plenty of events going on for you:

Moguls Workshop - Take a full day or two-day workshop developing your skills and tactics to tackle some of the toughest bump fields in the east. Work on technique outside the bumps and then find the appropriate bump terrain to apply those skills.  The workshop includes top-level instruction, your lift ticket and food vouchers. Intermediate to Advanced skiers welcome, groups will be formed based on ability.  Price: $159 (one day), $299 (two days) – 30% off for season pass holders. To register on-line, click here.

On The Road with Windells - There are just a few snowboarder slots left (skiers slots are sold out) for this instruction-based event full of fun activities, park progression, product giveaways, coaching from the pros and much more. Windells is a year round action sports camp located in Mt. Hood, Oregon.  Rooted in the progression of snow sports, it offers programs for snowboarding, skiing, skateboarding and BMX.  In the past 24 years, Windells camp has played a key role in the advancement of many of the world's best athletes, including 18 Olympic Medalists.  The On The Road With Windells Camp aims to bring the state of the art experience Windells offers its guests in Oregon to participants across the country.  Hunter Mountain is one of three participating locations.  The camp will also make stops at Keystone Resort in Colorado and Brighton Resort in Utah. 
For more information, or to register for the event, click here.

Also check out:
Mini World Cup Race Series
Catskill Mountain Series Slopestyle
Local Motion Race Series

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See you on the slopes!

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Winners of FDNY & East Coast Firefighters Races

Last week we were  honored to host the 40th Anniversary of the FDNY Firefighter's Races, and the 31st Annual East Coast Firefighters Races.  Here are the results - Congrats to everyone!

1st Place - Ladder 171 lead by John Martin with a time of 19.77 seconds
2nd Place - Ladder 39 Engine 63 lead by Eric Lubniewski with a time of 23.06 seconds
3rd Place - Ladder 80 lead by Jake Degan with a time of 25.17 seconds
4th Place - Engine 3 lead by Aristeo Kardi with a time of 27.94 seconds
5th Place - Engine 43 Ladder 59 led by Eric Klammer with a time of 27.94 seconds
The fastest Snowboard team had members representing Engine 156, Engine 158, Engine 280, Engine 24 and Engine 282 and was lead by Anthony Wolfersberger.  Their time was 35.30 seconds.

East Coast
1st Place - Rock Hill Fire Dept. lead by Charles Blackburn with a time of 21.29 seconds
2nd Place - Palenville Fire Dept. lead by Blake Garrison with a time of 22.91 seconds
3rd Place - Kiskatom Fire Dept. lead by Pete Kuminsky with a time of 24.49 seconds
4th Place - Bay Shore Fire Dept. #2 lead by John Swanson with a time of 24.88 seconds
5th Place - Sterling Forest Fire Dept. #1 led by Peter Esposito with a time of 25.54 seconds
The fastest Snowboard team was Haines Fall Fire Dept. #1.  They were lead by Derrick Curran with a time of 32.73 seconds.

We can't believe it's been 40 years!  We look forward to these events every year, and plan on doing it for years to come.  If you're a firefighter who participated this year, we want to hear from you!  Please contact us with any comments, ideas, constructive criticism, etc.  We can't wait for next year!

Saturday, February 02, 2013

A Glimpse into our Tuning & Repairs Shop

Hey Skiers & Riders!

Here is a little glimpse into the art of tuning and repairing.  It's always a good idea to tune up your equipment mid season, and we've got just the place for it!  Stop by our tuning and repairs shop, where you can take advantage of the Wintersteiger Tune Jet.  This all-in-one machine will grind your bases to perfection and perfectly bevel your edges to any angle you'd like. 

Thanks to the return of cold temperatures and the hard work and dedication of our trustworthy snow-makers, we have once again overcome a warm spell!  The mountain is in great shape...hope to see you out there enjoying it soon!