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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. For more destination information, click Add to Compare to see a side-by-side comparison of Hunter Mountain vs. other ski resorts (up to 10 total).

by: Tyler undefined - 17th February 2020

  • 2
  • 2Beginner
  • 1Intermediate
  • 4Expert
  • 2All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 1Family Friendly
  • 3Aprés Ski
  • 3Terrain Park
  • 2Overall Value
Long Runs for NY, Steep
Weekend Crowds, Icy, Poor Terrain/Trail Signage, Not place for Families or Begginers, Steep

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I'd consider myself an above average intermediate rider. I went on a non-holiday Sunday. Got there as soon as lifts opened for the day. The first hour was actually quite enjoyable. They blew.. a little.. snow the two days before with the cold temps. I could really grip the ground below me and it made riding square and single diamonds quite enjoyable. However the conditions just got progressively worse as there were so many people just just stopping sideways down the mountain, scraping away any powder and making it seriously icy. Crowds both for main lift and on the slopes themselves were an issue. This is a steep mountain relative to it's size. To take advantage of the 1600 ft. vertical most will want to ride the Catskill lift the whole way up. Unfortunately for the intermediate or beginner rider - there's not a whole lot of "easy" ways down the entire mountain, and the easiest ones are also the most narrow, making it even more crowded/dangerous, especially due to the ice. The trails aren't greatly marked as to what terrain is upcoming, you can easily find yourself starring down a steep and icy slope by accident. The squares and "family" zone marked at the top are under estimates to their actual difficulty. You'll come across some pretty steep stuff. Trying to avoid an inexperienced family of 4 on icy steep slopes isn't the best experience. Would never suggest in-experienced children to ride this. "Family Zone" is an outright dangerous lie. The fact the 3 people died last year on this mountain is an awful tragedy first and foremost. My sincere condolences for their family and friends. Although these tragedies happened on trails not opened yesterday, I do not think this is merely coincidence. Too much ice, and trying to avoid many in-experienced riders in front of you adds much more risk of danger. The alternative to this for the novice rider is to only use the easier side of the mountain, which means equally long or longer lift lines, a slower lift, and for half, or less than half, of the run length as compared to the peak. This is why you see so many newer riders on the narrow "square" runs at the top. If you are an advanced skier that can ride steep AND icy terrain, you've got no issues even on a crowded day. You can ride trails and specific lifts where crowds aren't bad. If you're a slightly above average rider that can navigate steep slopes, just not the ice - come on a weekday that has seen plenty of snow being made beforehand. Not recommended to the below average rider or for families on weekends as you will probably eventually find yourself on a steeper slope than you can ride, slated with ice, trying not to crash into other riders struggling to get down. Or you can ride the easy slopes and still wait long lines with no slope length.

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  • Mark Quinn (15th February 2021)

    First ski trip during COVID. Good conditions on the beginner and intermediate runs, particularly Broadway/42 Avenue, and Kennedy/Gun Hill. Beltway, the only...

  • Zach (3rd February 2021)

    lots of very skiable snow

  • Pat Harper (28th January 2021)

    Incredible how this mountain is supposed to have greater resources being part of vail resorts but all that has done is made...

  • Alen Kaludercic (24th January 2021)

    Terrible customer service. Their answer to every question is “I don’t know, check online” Their employees act like they are paying us...

  • David (23rd January 2021)

    We took Friday off from work to ski at Hunter. It was a last minute idea, and I tried calling the rental...

  • Sam Vachss (21st January 2021)

    Got helped by the most amazing employee, named Magic mike from the rental shop.What an amazing friendly dude chilled and just truly...

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