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Hunter Mountain Ski Resort

Marketed as "the snowmaking capital of the world," Hunter Mountain was the first ski area to have 100% snowmaking and the first to have automated snowmaking. Now the resort has over 1000 tower-mounted snowguns. Hunter is one of the closest major ski resorts to New York City and inspired a Japanese ski resort of the same name. The resort is considered one of the best day-tripping ski areas in the Eastern US, with skiing on three mountains, each suiting different abilities.

The runs at Hunter are up to two miles (3.2 km) long on north facing slopes, with the toughest skiing, largely on Hunter west accessed by the Snowlite Express high speed quad. These include Westway, a double black diamond generally regarded as the most difficult. Forty percent of the terrain is classified most difficult but beginners and intermediates have Hunter One pretty much to themselves, with blues and greens. It's a well segregated mountain.

There is limited slopeside lodging at Hunter, and the option to stay locally in a wide variety of accommodations.

Long ago, the nickname, "The Snowmaking Capitol of the World" was applied to Hunger. Whenever it is freezing outside, Hunter's arsenal begins making snow and doesn't stop until the temperature rises again. With Hunter One, Hunter Mountain and Hunter West, there's triple the skiing for enthusiasts. Hunter One is the beginner's area. It has five lifts and tows serving 16 trails for beginners and novices, as well as some "more difficult" terrain for the intermediate skier or rider. Hunter West boasts some of the most challenging terrain to be found in the East, for advanced and top-expert skiers and snowboarders. Hunter West's six trails are accessed by two chair lifts. Hunter Mountain offers challenging skiing for novice and better skiers and snowboarders on 31 slopes and trails accessed by two quad chair lifts and two triple chairs.

Hunter's brand new learning center has revolutionized the beginner experience with learner-friendly amenities and a spacious new rental center. Thelearning center houses the ski and snowboard school, children's programs, ticket sales, rental shop and Goldye's Cafe. The learning zone terrain is conveniently located in the 33,000 square foot center's backyard, with easy access for first - timers and children.

GII-lift is designed for use by first-time skiers and snowboarders, sporting a "Variable Frequency Drive" which allows unlimited operation at virtually any speed. This is ideal for beginners, since they can run it nice and slow in the morning, and speed it up a little bit as beginner skiers and snowboarders gain confidence during the day. GII will access the same terrain as the old rope tows.

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 the 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.

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Directions

NY Thruway, to Exit 20 (Saugerties). Take Rt. 32 north to Rt. 32A north to Rt. 23A west

Lodging Near Hunter Mountain:

Hotel Vienna - Windham Ski Mountain Area Designed with European Elegance, rooms are decorated with solid cherry furniture, beamed ceilings, Italian tile baths, lace curtains, & private balcony. The hotel is non smoking. The Breakfast Room has a fireplace & fresh baked croissants for breakfast, and tea & cookies in the afternoon. Large outdoor deck, indoor pool & jacuzzi. Hunter- 15 min, Windham- 5 min 3.5 Stars
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Quality Inn - Catskill, NY Value and full-service convenience. Amenities include free local phone calls and in-room coffee. 3 Star hotel with interior halls and restaurant onsite. Conveniently off I-87
Hunter- 25 miles --Windham- 19 Miles --
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  Days Inn - Catskill NY - Guests enjoy free continental breakfast, free weekday newspaper, in-room hairdryers & AM/FM clock radios - all at an affordable Days Inn price. Check Availability or Make Reservation - Cross Country on site -- Hunter: 18 min -- Windham: 30 min --
Winwood - Windham This cozy mountain inn combines gorgeous views & award-winning cuisine with every attraction your heart could desire. Choose from 9 championship golf courses. Explore a world of antique shops and country arts & crafts. Take a leisurely dip in the pool or try your hand at tennis, all just a few steps away from our back porch. Make Reservation -- Hunter- 15 min -- Windham- 5 min - 3 Stars

Villa VosillaVilla Vosilla - Rt. 23A, Tannersville, NY - 3 Stars - In a lovely spot high in the Italian Catskills. Family friendly with continental flair. Indoor heated spa, with pool, Jacuzzi, saunas, steam bath, exercise room, game room & 4 stone fireplaces. Bocce, bingo, shuffleboard, social director, children's counselors, outdoor pool, Italian-American music 7 nights a week, singers, comedians, floor shows. Tennis, & more. Hunter Mountain 4 min

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