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Hunter Mountain, Hunter

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#1 of 6 in Winter Sports in Catskill Region
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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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  • So despite having lived in the NE for 25 years I've done most of my skiing in VT, this was the first time to Hunter, and despite all the hate and disappointment I saw in these reviews I have to say... 
    So despite having lived in the NE for 25 years I've done most of my skiing in VT, this was the first time to Hunter, and despite all the hate and disappointment I saw in these reviews I have to say...  more »
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  • Great mountain, slopes well cared for. General patrons do not seem to be very polite. I heard that from other people, but did not believe it until I saw it for myself. It's true. Lost track of how many times we have been here. I really love the Mountain. Weekends are kind of ruined with the number and type of people. But if you can go during the week, that is ideal. The rooms are very nice, the staff is great.
  • Another of my favorite mountains in the NYC area. The drive is worth it. This mountain is amazing. The views are great. And the waffles are delicious. I have to come here at least once every season. Pretty high up in elevation so it’s freezing but that’s the point. It’s best to get here as soon as it opens so you have the whole day to snowboard because they close before night.

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