Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Hello Hunter Fans,
OMG –What a great day to be on the slopes! Definitely in the top 5. A bluebird sky, temps from 12 early to 40 now and no wind. The 30” of snow has been packed and groomed into corduroy powder.
All front side trails were groomed except Cliff, Racer’s, K27 & Milky Way. The west side was groomed except for Apurna. Westway was closed. Claire’s and White Cloud/Wayout were awesome!
There were no lines – skied right onto the Flyer. There were no lift issues and “F” was running too but don’t know why as it was not needed. No “D” lift.
As many of you know there is another Nor’easter starting after midnight tonight and running through Thursday morning which is expected to dump another 12 – 16” of snow but not as wet this time around.
There will also be gusty winds with this storm so power is again a big concern as all of us including the mountain had none for 30+ hours this past weekend. There is also something brewing for late Sunday & Monday.
This last storm has saved Hunter from an early closing and laid down a new base. So much for spring!
Will be heading to Jessie’s tonight for burger night – best burgers on the mountain top.
Be safe and don’t forget to move your clocks ahead on Sunday morning.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 36. Southeast wind 5 to 8 mph.
Snow likely, mainly after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. Southeast wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. High near 29. Southeast wind 9 to 11 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 5 to 9 inches possible.
Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 26. North wind 11 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.
A chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 31. Northwest wind 9 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.
Partly sunny, with a high near 33.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 23.
Partly sunny, with a high near 35.
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Hi to all 110 of you on my lists,
I have to give you my opinion on the MTV show “Winter Break - Hunter Mountain” filmed last season which was shown this past Tuesday and will air more episodes on Tuesdays at 10:30 pm.
One word: Disgusting! Same crap as “Jersey Shore”. Hunter’s family management’s attempt over the past two plus decades to make the resort family friendly has been wiped out by PEAK’s greed to make money any way it can. Shameful!
Unfortunately investors have bought into it, for now, as the stock price (trade symbol: SKIS) had a big one day jump yesterday in terms of dollars and percentage on relatively heavy volume. Sliding back down to reality in today’s early trading.
Now to the upcoming storm. Contrary to what the website has to say, it will not be a powder day. The forecasts call for heavy rain tonight changing over to 1 to 2 feet of heavy wet snow with high winds on Friday that will threaten trees and power lines. Once groomed out, Saturday could be a great day! It is 50 degrees out now and sunny.
This storm however will save Hunter from an early closing date. Many of you have watched the snow melt away on the web cams or from on the slopes. https://www.huntermtn.com/web-cams/ It would not have made it to the end of March. (See below map)
In restaurant news:
Jessie’s has special dinner nights Tuesday (Burgers), Wednesday (mussels) and Thursday (Asian noodle soup). It is open every night except Monday. https://www.jessiesharvesthouse.com/
Millrock in Windham has been sold but is still open pending the transfer of ownership. https://www.zmenu.com/millrock-restaurant-windham-online-menu/
Jagerberg has opened with family style seating for German food with wine or beer – open for dinner Thursday through Sunday. They do not yet have a liquor license. https://jagerberghall.com/
The bulls eye for heavy snowfall accumulations will be across the Schoharie Valley and Catskills. Please bear in mind this is a highly changeable forecast so these amounts may have to be bumped up or down based on model trends…
Sunday, February 18, 2018
Just thought I would up-date you on the MTV show filmed in Hunter last season which is set to air on Feb 27. See below link.
I do not think this will have a positive effect on Hunter’s reputation.
The F lift broke down again today after a brief time and the Flyer has yet to move since Wednesday. Hunter was a mob scene today.
A-Purna & Claire’s were both closed after a short time. Snow making too was brief – about 12 hours - to cover some of the more heavily used trails.
Snow expected tonight 2-4” but should melt quickly as temps climb well above freezing into early next week. Forecast below.
Many have asked about the very sad and sudden passing of Jean Slutzky age 62, David’s wife, and I have attached the link to the obit: https://www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/jean-f-slutzky
Spring conditions are around the corner,
Detailed Forecast - Hunter
Snow, mainly before 5am. Low around 26. South wind 9 to 15 mph becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 37. Northwest wind 10 to 16 mph.
Mostly clear, with a low around 24. West wind 5 to 9 mph becoming south after midnight.
A slight chance of snow showers before 10am, then rain showers likely. Increasing clouds, with a high near 45. South wind 10 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 38. Southwest wind 11 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 63. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Scattered showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Scattered showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 64. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Partly sunny, with a high near 42.
Friday, February 16, 2018
Just thought I would give you an update on the lift situation.
The Flyer has been down since Wednesday with a fried circuit board. A replacement was flown in from Breckinridge and is supposedly being installed today. It will have to be inspected and tested before loading passengers.
The motor on the “F” lift which was recently overhauled has blown and there is no timetable for fixing it that I am aware of.
Hunter is running with Z, D & B on the main hill and they are running a shuttle bus to/from the west side.
The weather has been very warm and rainy. Temps Wed 45, yesterday 57 and 48 today. The snow has been receding from the sides and there are numerous brown patches showing. I was told that the east side trails are littered with pebbles.
The weather is supposed to turn colder tonight with some snow on Saturday night maybe 1-3 inches but warmer again next week. I am not aware of any plans to make snow in the near future but that could change considering Presidents week is around the corner.
Van Winkles in the KMC is suspending happy hour starting tonight and through all of next week.
Get ready for some variable conditions,
A slight chance of rain showers after noon, mixing with snow after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 34 by 5pm. Breezy, with a northwest wind 9 to 14 mph increasing to 17 to 22 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
A slight chance of snow showers before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 20. Blustery, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 9 to 14 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Increasing clouds, with a high near 32. Northwest wind 5 to 11 mph becoming south in the morning.
Snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 22. South wind 7 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 40. West wind 8 to 10 mph.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 25.
Rain likely after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Rain likely, mainly before 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 43. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
A chance of rain before 1pm, then a chance of showers after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61. Chance of precipitation is 40%.