Hunter Mountain, New York
If you're looking for the Big Mountain experience, look no further. Hunter Mountain is only two hours north of Metropolitan New York in the beautiful northern Catskill Mountains, and boasts trails to impress and accommodate every skier and snowboarder. Whether you are a first timer or a seasoned pro, the Hunter Mountain experience is a match for your skills.
With three mountains, Hunter offers many of the traditional snow sports associated with mountain resorts. We've broadened the possibilities for snow adventure and excitement by offering snowshoeing, snowtubing, and a half-pipe in our Terrain Park, allowing skiers, snowboarders and visitors of any skill level to relish our great outdoors.
There’s a vertical drop of 1,600 feet and you'll ski or ride over 230 acres on 53 trails with more variety than you can handle in a day or two or more. The lifts are fast, with a carrying capacity of nearly 15,500 skiers per hour. With Hunter One, Hunter Mountain and Hunter West, there’s triple the fun.
Our beginner's area, Hunter One, has 5 lifts and tows serving 16 trails for beginners and novices, as well as some "more difficult" terrain for the intermediate skier or rider.
Commitment is the word that best describes the attitude toward snowmaking at Hunter Mountain. Long ago, the nickname, "The Snowmaking Capitol of the World" was applied and there will never be a more adequate moniker. Whenever the weather dips to the freezing point, Hunter's arsenal begins to rage. And, it doesn't stop until the temperature rises again.
Traditionally -- and this past winter was no exception -- Hunter has the deepest base in the Northeast. When the reports are bleak across the Northeast, skiers and snowboarders have learned to ignore them; they simply head to Hunter Mountain where they know there’s snow.
|Mountain Statistics for Hunter Mountain|
|Base Elevation:||1,600 ft||(488 meters)|
|Summit Elevation:||3,200 ft||(975 m)|
|Vertical Drop:||1,600 ft||(488 m)|
|Skiable Area:||240 acres||(97 hectares)|
|Annual Snowfall:||125 in||(318 cm)|
|Longest Run:||10,560 ft||(3,219 m)|
|Number of Lifts:||10|
|Uphill Lift Capacity:||15,514 per hour|
|Types of Lifts:||1 Surface Lift
3 Double Chairs
2 Triple Chairs
3 Quad Chairs
1 6-Pack Lift
2 Snowtubing Tows
|Number of Trails:||55|
|Trail Ratings for Hunter Mountain|
|Experts Only:||13%||Trail ratings indicate the relative difficulty of the runs within a given ski area and are not meant to be used for comparison between ski areas.|
|Area Details for Hunter Mountain|
|Nearby Snow Tubing:||Yes|