Hunter Mountain Resort Reviews

Reviews for Hunter Mountain

Read skier and snowboarder-submitted reviews on Hunter Mountain that rank the ski resort and mountain town on a scale of one to five stars for attributes such as terrain, nightlife and family friendliness. See how Hunter Mountain stacks up in the reviews, on and off the slopes, from skiing and family activities to the après scene. Read up on pros, cons and other comments in reviews left by fellow skiers and riders. Don't forget to submit your own Hunter Mountain review! Scroll to the bottom of this page to let other travelers know about your skiing and resort experience.

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Iwonka
1. Lifts are open at 8 but you can’t pickup you on line purchased tickets before 8. 2. Lodge is closed before 8. 3. Many lifts and runs are not open 4not enough snow is made and runs becoicy very quickly ( even after snow storm) 5 cup of hot water is 3.5$ really !!!... Full Review
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Everything. Overpriced
7 months ago
Norman Hirsch
Skiing and snowboarding here for 40 years. Vail just isn't making the snow that the previous owners did. Sold a ton of season passes and not opening lifts and terrain. Very disappointed.... Full Review
It is open
Now that it is cold still only...
8 months ago
Anonymous
Horrible parking situation and they are the cheapest people you’ll meet. They don’t groom any trails and the parking lot is a disaster. They didn’t even plow or salt on a holiday weekend. It was laughable how bad this place was... Full Review
9 months ago
Joe A
Vail resorts has turned a once thriving community mountain into a living Purgatory, filled with over 1+ hour lift lines, trails that remind me of an overcrowded interstate highway during rush hour, and to exit the parking lot, almost 2 hours due To the fact they only have one major exit. On weekdays it’s a great experience with short lines, but last weekends 1 hour lines for the bunny slopes and almost 1.5 for the summit, one can conclude that Vail knows they need to do something, and yet they don’t every year. I assume as well this isn’t the first season where they had this debacle. They’ve sold a record number of epic passes this year just to have a plethora of people flood the mountains on the weekends. ... Full Review
Multiple levels for all skills
Parking, Lift Lines, Overcrowd...
9 months ago
Blake Harrison
For those who can ski midweek, the mountain is open with limited lifts and limited trails open. d LIFT that goes to mid station is always closed so either you lower short trails or ski from the top, with only belt parkway for intermediates. Midweek is sometimes packed. Weekends are always packed and more trails are open. The MAJOR problem is that Vail does not cover over crusted/icy trails with fresh snow to give a layer of snow to ski on. YOU need to ski early and plan on leaving early when existing snow is skied/snowboarded off. There are too many people flying down the slopes, coming to close to skiers (forget 6 feet social distancing on slopes!), and trails that are simply not maintained that crap out by 11 am. There hasn't been any snowmaking for over 1 month, and groomers are spreading around icy chunks. When it gets warmer the slopes are slushy, the groomers are out early, and by morning everything is frozen cordouroy that is hard to maneuver. The registration system locks passholders out of weekends and dining indoors. the scanners are annoying pointing scanners that look like guns in you face numerous times. Concerned children are getting accustomed to getting "shot" with scanners looking like guns. ... Full Review
open 7 days a week
conditions not maintained
2 years ago
Greg C
Hunter is potentially a great mountain as it has adequate expert terrain but mid-week Hunter West is rarely open this year. Social distancing has been good but today they were loading 3 unrelated parties on the lift - too close for my comfort and not in accord with their own guidelines. Vail Corp. you need to do a better job or you will loose those of us who have been faithful for many years. I miss the Slutzky family management - much better snow making and more serious grooming.... Full Review
potentially a great mountain
too many closed slopes and lif...
2 years ago
Mark Quinn
First ski trip during COVID. Good conditions on the beginner and intermediate runs, particularly Broadway/42 Avenue, and Kennedy/Gun Hill. Beltway, the only blue from the top, was too crowded, and had a couple of icy patches. West side was more hardpack. Line operators vigilant as the mask police...violators less frequent than at my gym, but inevitable. I don't like the rules, but I follow them. System for admitting people into lodge to eat should be more efficient...long line of people to enter @ 11:30 (all had reservations), didn't even get to the door until 11:45. Plenty of empty tables; they just need a quicker way of checking people in. RFID to get on lifts was great; people were scanned from 10 feet away, and well before getting on the lift. Skiers were really good about alternating in the lines.Main problem was the merging happened 3 times in small area. Keeping separate on the chairs did make the lines move slower, but those are the rules for now. We found a smaller lift that never had a wait, but it closes early, even though it's right next to the main lift. ... Full Review
Decent snow mid-mountain
Lift line merging and lodge re...
2 years ago
Zach
lots of very skiable snow... Full Review
lots of snow
2 years ago
Bonnie
Really really crappy services. You'd think this was the first time they had a snow storm. Only one small parking lot had been plowed when we arrived at 9:30 a.m.(!) and that one was full. At 1:30 p.m. the lot still was deep in snow and I saw a Ford 4x4 barely make it out. Yes, it had been spitting snow all morning but there obviously wasn't ANY work done on it in those 4 hours. No shoveling of the few steps there are to get to lifts either- and I mean zero. Trudging through all this snow wears you out before you even get your skis on. I've been sitting in the parking lot for half hour now - still NO plow. The people who work here are not helpful and not even a tiny bit friendly. And I've never witnessed the number of arguments among customers as I have the past two days. Just not the joyful, easy-going crowd I'm used to at the VT and Western resorts. The number of people blaring their personal music devices for the rest of us on the slopes stinks too. ... Full Review
There was a lot of snow.
2 years ago
Pat Harper
Incredible how this mountain is supposed to have greater resources being part of vail resorts but all that has done is made it impossible to reach anyone other than online. Trying to get credit fir kid tickets I purchased for use during the resorts closing due to staff covid outbreak. Terrible customer service. I was loyal for years but now just frustrated. Spend scarce leisure dollars elsewhere.... Full Review
It was always a great ski dest...
There is absolutely no way to ...
2 years ago
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