by: wildjane - 11th December 2008

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  • 3All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 5Family Friendly
  • Nightlife
  • Terrain Park
  • Value
really fast recovery, which is important in this area
only one blue trail down from summit-sucks

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We skied for a long time at Scotch Valley for years and loved its little, mom and pop self--gone by now--so on to Hunter. It isn't just people from the city. Local schools race and train here and , guess what people live here, and lots of us ski. Yes it is too crowded sometimes on weekends and holidays, but most of the people are pretty nice, and the snow is hands down the best. Check out the base depths even out west at places like Crested Butte, or Jackson Hole. The prices can't be compared with those places, plus we are already here. Door to door in less than an hour. We lived in Vermont for a few years and I have to say the the quality and speed of replacement after a warm spell or rain, at Hunter is way better than even the Beast's (Killington) The snow is gorgeous the very next day if it is cold enough. the snow itself is fluffy and not grippy like most fake snow--it feels really real. The food is bad, so bring your own, the bagel shop has good soup and great bagels(Across the street) or bring some cheese and bread and some cut up veggies and an orange or two. Hunter is so much better for snow than Windham. ICE ponds over there. Hunter has snow, so quit whining and ski on it. Or if you live in NYC and have all that extra money fly out to jackson hole or park city, more room for us local yokals.
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