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Hunter Mountain, Hunter

#1 of 6 in Winter Sports in Catskill Region
Ski Area · Nature / Park
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Hunter Mountain is a ski resort located about three hours north west of New York City in Hunter, New York. It features a 1600ft vertical drop.
From its inception in the late 1950s, the management of Hunter Mountain has employed extensive snowmaking facilities. Hunter was the first ski destination in the state of New York to install snow-making, the first in the world with top-to-bottom snow-making, and the first in the world to have 100-percent snow-making coverage of the mountain.
The resort offers snow tubing and snowshoeing as well as skiing. Hunter Mountain also features two terrain parks and holds freestyle events throughout the ski season.
During the mid-50’s a group of local businessmen, including Orville, Karl Plattner Sr. and Israel Slutzky, developed plans to revive the area's economy after the Great Depression, World War II and the decline of Catskills tourism had caused long-term economic distress. The sport of skiing was becoming popular, and the group considered developing Hunter Mountain as a ski resort. After a failed lobbying attempt to get the state to develop a new ski area on Hunter Mountain, the group contacted Denise McCluggage, a sports editor at the New York Herald Tribune. They told her they had a mountain to give away to any developer who would build a ski area called Hunter Mountain on it. McCluggage wrote an article that attracted the interest of a group of Broadway show-business people.
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  • Joyce in the rental dept was excellent and encouraging. The skii rental people should have given me 150s (cautious) instead of 130s. I enjoyed it otherwise. I will be back! Dr. Ramona Brockett 
    Joyce in the rental dept was excellent and encouraging. The skii rental people should have given me 150s (cautious) instead of 130s. I enjoyed it otherwise. I will be back! Dr. Ramona Brockett  more »
  • Wow. Such a beautiful place. Absolutely stunning. We bought the lift tickets online which were priced well ($20 each). The ride was amazing, the views to die for. You can see for miles and all the different colors. There were a lot ofblittle shops/vendors set up so you can buy different things, food trucks. 😋 so good. Beer. Restrooms available. Dog friendly.
  • Hunter mountain is definitely for skiers and snowboarders who have been doing them for awhile. I went with 6 of my friends we were all beginners. I must say that the slopes were not crowded and for the most part it is clean. They have a nice rental crew inside. The lady where you get the boots and Timothy. I liked them both because they were so kind and accommodating. The place has a cafeteria. I did not expect anything different from the selections. Typical burgers, fries, chili, and roast beef sandwich. They are pricey. A chili bowl cost me almost $13. So I suggest be prepared for that. Other than that, my friends and I had a great experience! Will definitely come back but would have to lodge as it was 2 hours away from where we live.

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