- Overall Rating 2
- Family Friendly 4
- All-Mtn. Terrain 2
- Terrain Park 2
- Nightlife 1
Cons: Overcrowding, No Lights (night skiing), Young Crowd
Recommended For: Family Friendly
Date Visited: Dec 1, 2007
Hunter is probably the most popular mountain in NYS, which explains why it gets so crowded on the weekends. As with all mountains in the North-East (spare a few in Vermont and New Hamphire), the vertical rise is nothing to write home about. Show me a long trail here and I will show you a flat one! Traverses are all flat so snowboarders should probably avoid them.
I don't knock a mountain due to conditions out of there control, but I cannot discount the fact that just about every time I have gone to Hunter it has been very icy. Again, it's the northeast, nothing can be done about the wind and the climate, but I would definitely suggest picking a day after recent snow and with very low winds.
There are a lot of young kids flying around at Hunter. Good for families, except for the icy conditions.
Personally, I have had a lot better experiences at local options like Belleayre.