Founders of Hunter Mountain, Orville and the late Izzy Slutzky, were inducted into the resort's Hall of Fame for years of service to their resort and to snowsports.
The Slutzkys join a long list of writers, athletes, members of rescue teams, and figures in the snowsports industry who have won the award, given annually since 1973.
The award states, "Orville & Izzy Slutzky are responsible not only for ownership and operation of Hunter Mountain, but also for building the resort from the bottom up. The Slutzky brothers are renowned throughout the industry for the many advancements made, particularly in snowmaking. Nearly 50 years after Hunter opened its doors, it remains as one of the most renowned resorts in the US, and a retreat for hundreds of thousands of skiers and riders every year."
Russ Coloton, president of Hunter Mountain, said, "Along with Hunter's 50th Anniversary celebration, we thought it appropriate to add Orville and Izzy to the Hall of Fame. We are incredibly proud to be a family run operation, and so pleased that Orville is here with us to celebrate so many years of owning and operating such a distinguished resort."
Izzy died in January 2006.
Hunter Mountain calls itself the "Snowmaking Capital of the World." The resort makes snow early, often, and in large quantities. The area is also known for the large numbers of singles it draws from the New York Metro areas. The Catskill Club is a big draw. Located slopeside, it has 109 rooms, an indoor-outdoor pool with a spa and restaurant, and a health club and fitness center.