I've skiied all my life, I"m 51.Hunter is a skiiers mt. I read a review that it had too may moguls! Shut up and ski, the area is the best skiing within 5 hours from NYC and you can be on the snow from there in 2 1/2 hours! The food is pricy but the veriety is abounding, wraps, soups, even sushi. As far as new skiiers, there is an entire area with 5 lifts for beginners and to boot a new lodge exclusively dedicated to learners! I loved Hunter and will be there many times to come. If you like to ski and know how to ski/snowboard, get to Hunter.