Hunter Mountain

Hunter Mountain logoHunter Mountain resort is located in Hunter, NY. It is inside the Catskill Park on the slopes of 4040 foot peak, Hunter Mountain.

The ski area is built on the Colonel’s Chair area of Hunter Mountain and has a top elevation of 3200 feet, a vertical drop of 1600 feet and 240 acres of skiing. The mountain is approximately two hours from Manhattan and is a popular destination for the New York metro area. Trails on the mountain face northeast, east, and west.

The trail map highlights four distinct areas: Hunter One, Hunter Mountain, Hunter West and Hunter North. Hunter One features green and blue trails, Hunter Mountain has green, blue, black and double black trails and Hunter West has black or double black trails. Hunter North adds significantly to total terrain with has 4 trail, 3 glades and 80 total acres. The main chair lifts are two high speed 6s, a high speed quad, 2 fixed grip quads, two triples, and 3 doubles. The main face of Hunter mountain is served by the high speed 6-Pack, two triples, and a fixed grip quad. Hunter does not have a green trail at the top of the mountain and only has 2 blue trails at the top. Hunter North’s Express requires only 3 minutes to reach to reach the top.

Hunter has a well-deserved reputation for snowmaking with 95% trail coverage. Once temperatures stay below freezing for a few days Hunter will run snow guns 24/7 to get the whole mountain open. The yearly natural snow average is around 85 inches.

There are two base lodges, one serving the main face and one serving Hunter One. There is a groovy, spiraling, concrete Summit Lodge that also serves food.

During the 1970s and the 1980s Hunter had a reputation for being a crowded and even dangerous on weekends. This is no longer true. Trails have been widened and lifts have been upgraded. While this has not eliminated some lift lines and occasional crowding, Hunter remains a good choice for weekends. The lack of a green trail from the top could be a contributing factor to crowding on the 2 blue trails from the top.

Hunter West is one of the top expert pods in the East. There is a high speed quad servicing 1300 vertical feet in about four minutes. There are two black diamonds, four black double diamonds and a glade. The consistent top to bottom pitch on the double diamonds makes them unique and enjoyable.

Read our Hunter Mountain History and check out our Hunter Mountain Blog.

by x10003q

Hunter Mountain Trail Map

Hunter Mountain trail map

Hunter Mountain Vertical Drop and Stats

Summit Elevation3,200 feet
Base Elevation1,600 feet
Vertical Drop1,600 feet
# Trails67
Trail MilesXXX
Longest Run10,560 feet
Skiable Area320 Acres
# Lifts13
Uphill Capacity15,514 / hour
Annual Snowfall85 inches

Ski Day Checklist

Address 164 Klein Avenue
Address 2Hunter, NY 12442
Phone(800) 486-8376
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VisualHunter Webcam
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