Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Hunter 2018 - 2019 season

Hello Hunter Fans,
Just a friendly end of the season reminder that April 30 is the deadline for season passes & lockers before a price increase takes effect May 1st.
TAP NY is this weekend for which a very large crowd is expected – all VIP tickets have long been sold out.
Below is the official news for the “Hunter North” expansion for which construction / log clearing has already commenced. Check out the photos:
Happy and safe spring & summer.

hunter north coming 18-19 season

five new trails, six-passenger lift, new entrance & parking area coming to hunter in 2018-2019 season

hunter north to add 25% more terrain | primarily intermediate & beginner

Hunter Mountain & Peak Resorts in April 2018 announced it is officially moving forward with a $9 million expansion for the 2018-2019 season as all the proper permits had been acquired for the project from local and government officials. 
The additional acreage will be located on the north-facing slope of Hunter Mountain, between Hunter Mountain and Hunter West. Initial work on the appropriately named Hunter North will include the clearing of five trails, which will be predominantly intermediate terrain along with the installation of a high-speed six-person detachable chairlift. The new lift will transport guests from the base of Hunter North to the intersection of the existing Belt Parkway and Way Out trails.

Hunter North Facts:

  • Five New Trails
    • 3 Intermediate (Blue Square) Trails
    • 2 Beginner (Green Circle) Trails
  • Vertical Drop:  Just over 1000'
  • Approximate Trail Acreage: 
    • 43 skiable acres
  • Six Person Detachable Lift
    • 3245' in length
    • 1000' per minute
    • 3.5 minute lift ride from bottom to top terminal
  • 100% Snowmaking
  • New Entrance
    • Accessible via 23A
    • West of Hunter Village
  • New Parking Lot
    • Parking for approximately 250 cars
  • Future Development of Base Area Facilities

Thursday, April 5, 2018

PEAK / Hunter press release about the expansion

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Winter Break - Hunter Mountain

Hello All,
FYI – for those of you who are compelled to watch the pathetic MTV reality series filmed last year at Hunter, the shows have been switched to MTV2 and episodes 4, 5, 6, 7 and the finale 8 will be aired in a marathon Saturday, March 31 beginning at 1:55 pm and running episodes consecutively.
Pond skimming is scheduled for April 7 but if you look at the web cams it appears they would have to push what’s left of the snow in a mound and then dig it out to form a pond. The recent rain and warm weather have really taken a toll on the mountain. Mid-station looks like an obstacle course of snow and brown spots – it’s ugly.
The Copper Tree has been closed for the season.
Happy Easter & Passover,

Monday, March 12, 2018

Hunter - new snow forecast

We could get at least another  4-8”
Snowfall Forecast 7 Day Forecast


Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Hunter storm forecast update for March 7

Now 12 –20 inches - In the bull’s-eye again!!

Hunter March 6

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.
Forecast below: 7 Day Forecast

Detailed Forecast

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.
Wednesday Night
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%.
Thursday Night
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%.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.
Partly sunny, with a high near 33.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 23.
Partly sunny, with a high near 35.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Hunter news March 1

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.   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.
Millrock in Windham has been sold but is still open pending the transfer of ownership.
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.
Happy Trails,
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…