Hunter Mountain

Hunter Mountain: Hours, Address, Hunter Mountain Reviews: 4/5

Hunter Mountain
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Hunter Mountain is the Great Northern Catskills' premier four season resort, maintaining renowned skiing and snowboarding terrain across 58 trails and 1600’ of vertical; award-winning learning facilities; and luxury mountainside accommodations. With high-efficiency snowmaking on 100% of its trails, an entire dedicated learning area perfect for beginners and families alike, the expert terrain of Hunter West and Empire Terrain Parks, plus the largest snow tubing park in New York State, Hunter has something for everyone. To learn more, visit Hunter Mountain’s website at Huntermtn.com.
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Milagros C
New York City, NY24 contributions
Amazing Zipline tour!
Sep 2021 • Couples
My husband and I went to Hunter Mountain and did the Mid Mountain Zip Tour. It was amazing. Our guides Sam and Kane were the best!!! Highly recommend.
Written 18 September 2021
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Amy C
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Amazing mountain 2hrs from NYC
Mar 2021 • Solo
I love this place. This season I’ve been able to make it 1-3x a week and I haven’t been bored once. I love the trails, the crowd and the community it brings in. Honestly, the food sucks...It’s basic cafeteria food and you’d expect more from a “luxury” resort that’s now owned by Vail. However, the mac n cheese with the chili is the best, but bring your own food. Park close to the mountain and just eat lunch and have drinks by your car (Thats what everyone is doing now anyway).

If you need to rent or demo skis/snowboards go to Snowbird or Pro Ski & Ride. They’ll let you demo all day unlike the shop at Hunter (don’t quote me on this but I think they only allow you to demo for up to two hours). All these shops are knowledgeable on equipment.

All the trails are safe expect for the backside of the mountain which gets pretty icy by 1-2pm. If you’re one of those people who “thinks” they can ski a blue, black, or double black, don’t even think about coming here. Everyone who skis/snowboards well at hunter is an advanced skier/snowboarder, we don’t need jerk offs who can’t turn or stop almost clipping people.

Overall, Hunter has a variety of trails you can ride into from the top, you will never be bored. The oxygen quality is great and you’ll feel like a brand new person by the end of the day.
Written 17 March 2021
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Anon1325
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Hunter Mtn needs to maintain its trails when icy or lack of snow. Lots of opportunities for snowmaking are not utilized
Mar 2021
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 midweek so either you ski 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. 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 andFor 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 pmeople 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. 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.
Written 11 March 2021
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Mona G
1 contribution
Miserable experience
Feb 2021 • Family
I organized lessons, rentals and ski equipment for all 3 of us 2 months in advance and received a confirmation email. I double checked everything.
However when we arrived at Hunter Mountain part of our reservation had been lost in the system.
On Tuesday, I went to check that we were all set for Wednesday but the lady at the counter couldn’t help me. Already a bad sign.
The next day Wednesday the counter lady said she didn’t have a lift ticket for my oldest even though I showed it to her on my phone.
I had to buy another ticket.
While I was running around figuring out what to do so my oldest daughter wouldn’t miss her snowboarding class, the employees kicked my two waiting kids out to wait in the cold.
Finally my oldest daughter could go snowboarding after I purchased a second lift ticket for her.
Then I wanted to drop off my younger daughter in the ski center but they couldn’t find her lift ticket nor her class in the system. At this time I was having a major meltdown.
Thankfully the employee got my younger daughter a class and lift ticket.

I thought we were all set.

In the afternoon, the guy at the lift told me my younger’s lift ticket wasn’t working and I had to go back to the counter.

At this point I was in tears since I was spending more time arguing and getting tickets then skiing.

Finally, we got another lift ticket for my younger daughter but when we got on the lift the lift attendant let the ski lift hit me in the back of the legs. He clearly did it on purpose because I had argued with his friend who was checking lift tickets.

At the end of the day, I wrote a complaint about the lift attendant and our entire experience.

We are not coming back here. Super miserable experience and it seems everyone who works here is on their first day.
Written 18 February 2021
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Fanga59
1 contribution
Bathroom emergency
Feb 2021 • Solo
Women inside yelling at three people at 7:55 a.m. who drove 2-1/2 hours to ski that they could not use the bathrooms even though one was a legitimate emergency! Kept yelling not open until 8. Definitely NOT EPIC SERVICE. Get a grip people.
Written 14 February 2021
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jeremyrstern
New York City, NY3 contributions
Fraudulent lesson reservation policy
Dec 2020
My wife and I made an online reservation for private lessons for our kids and after ~7 weeks of no responses from @VailResorts we finally got a call today from Hunter to tell us that private lessons were sold out.

We read and understand the fine print in the email that our lessons were not yet confirmed. But booking in December for February private lessons we felt like we were far enough in advance. That's also why we sent probably four follow-up emails to Vail Resorts since we booked in December 2020. Don't even bother wasting your time waiting on hold with Vail Resorts customer suffice; you'll never get through to anyone. Suffice it to say that we were more than frustrated to hear today from Hunter that reservations for next week (President's week) are sold out and are only taken on a first come, first served basis.

Unfortunately it seems like we're not the only ones who are suffering under new ownership which is just failing on basic blocking and tackling. This has been a pretty off-putting experience for an avid skier of 30+ years who's looking to get his young kids into the sport. We're now trying to figure out how to handle logistics for our three young kids since we've already paid for our accommodations. Going forward, it's hard to imagine returning to a Vail Resorts property given how they leave customers in limbo for so long.
Written 11 February 2021
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skihappy_111
31 contributions
Long lift lines and management doesn't care
Jan 2021
Skiing at Hunter Mountain has been quite a challenge this year. Skiing yesterday after 4 inches of snow brought out many people. Midweek skiing crowds are like weekend crowds now. The lift line on the Flyer was ridiculously long. This could have easily been resolved if they ran the F Lift to get people to the top of the mountain. It's not like they didn't know they'd have such a large crowd as you need a reservation to ski.
While waiting on line a manager was making sure people had their masks on. I took the opportunity to ask why the F lift wasn't open. His response was pathetic. First he said 'yes, that helps get people to the top.' Yes, it does, so, why isn't it open? His response 'the ramp on the B lift goes to the F lift and it's a problem'. REALLY, it's a problem? I've never experienced that in my 30 years of skiing at Hunter. When I said that was not an issue, he stated he didn't know why it wasn't open. If it's a staffing issue, maybe Vail should raise their hourly pay to a living hourly wage.
Vail's ownership has been a huge disappointment. Just try calling the mountain to speak to someone. You'll be put through an unending number of telephone trees and never get to speak to anyone.
Written 28 January 2021
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Kyle H
1 contribution
Bad customer service. Nobody answers when you call!
Feb 2020 • Solo
Hunter mountain was so much fun! I usually ski in VT but my parents live in Saugerties so I started skying at Hunter Mountain instead to make a round trip. I would love to rate Hunter with 5 stars but I’m now very frustrated! When Hunter Mountain closed early for the season last year due to Covid, it left 2 trips unused on my Epic Pass. When I called last summer to confirm that they will honor my remaining trips this year, the Epic Pass people did not know and referred me to Hunter Mountain. When I called the mountain, it just rang and rang. Even now, the Epic Pass people still don’t know and NOBODY answers at the mountain! I’ve called several times on different dates! I’m getting very frustrated and it seems like this resort has very poor customer service. I just want to use what I already paid for! Please let me know or I WONT be back. I promise.
Written 25 January 2021
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Jack F
Brooklyn, NY6 contributions
STOLEN skis, lousy snow
Jan 2021
My skis were STOLEN from a rack by the main entrance. I stepped 20 feet away to change out of my boots, came back 3 minutes later, and the skis were gone. Apparently Hunter has a major theft problem, as indicated by the other comments here. And yet it still has no cameras and has apparently taken no steps to address the issue.

This came after a day of lousy skiing in icy conditions on an overcrowded mountain. Won’t be back to Hunter, even with replacement skis.
Written 24 January 2021
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Katharine G
Montclair, NJ12 contributions
Waste of time
Jan 2021
Skiied here over MLK weekend and the lift lines were 30-50 minutes at the big base lifts. Even the smaller lifts on the North side could be a 10-20 minute wait. We had one decent ski day when it snowed. The other two were terrible. The slopes were so thin and crowded, several of us (expert skiiers) were plowed into, run off the mountain by out of control skiiers and snow boarders. The slopes were also extremely icy, did not seem to be groomed at all and many slopes were closed, despite there being seemingly ample snow. It did NOT appear that snow was being blown at night. It also snowed overnight all days we were there and the slopes were still completely icy. Would NOT recommend.
Written 23 January 2021
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