Hunter Mountain is considered the premier winter resort destination of the Great Northern Catskills, offering challenging terrain and trails for all skill levels. Renowned as the "snowmaking capital of the world" Hunter boasts snowmaking on 100% of the mountain's 240 skiable acres. With a summit elevation of 3,200 feet and a vertical drop of 1,600 feet – Hunter Mountain offers challenging downhill skiing and riding all winter long.
Off the slopes, Hunter is adventure central. Home of the New York Zipline Adventure Tour with the longest and highest zipline in North America, canopy rides and the Adventure Tower obstacle course – Hunter offers adrenaline-inducing excitement all year long. Families will enjoy Hunter's kid-friendly activities like snow tubing on nine 1,000-foot-long chutes, engaging ski and riding schools, as well as annual festivals that celebrate the best of the outdoors, music, food and drink.
A Year-Round Destination
Hunter Mountain's alpine ski resort is made up of three separate mountains offering a wide variety of terrain for skiers and riders of all levels. Hunter One boasts green and blue trails for beginner to intermediate skiers, while Hunter Mountain offers a variety of terrain, from easy green to double black diamond. Hunter West rounds out the resort's terrain with expert-only black and double black diamond trails.
For beginners, many of Hunter's wide cruising lanes provide the ideal conditions for skiers and riders just starting to link their turns. Ten lifts, including a six passenger chair lift called the Kaatskill Flyer transport eager alpinists from base to summit while minimizing lift line wait times.
Summer in the Catskill Mountains is an enchanting and magical time, full of adventure and even a little mystery. Hike or ride to the summit and discover the hand-hewn statue of Rip Van Winkle, the literary legend,brought to life by Washington Irving only to fall into a 20 year slumber after a run in with Henry Hudson and some nine-pins.
Special Events at Hunter Mountain
Every year, Hunter Mountain plays host to superstar performing artists, professional athletes, international festivals, and thousands of visitors. Here's a sampling of the annual events held at Hunter:
- The annual TAP NewYork Festival - Held over one weekend in April, TAP offers the best of the beer world from over 80 craft brewers.
- Mountain Jam Fest - offering four days of music
- Taste of Country Music Festival - returning for it's second year ini 2014 featuring Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Brantley Gilbert and more.
- German Alps Festival
- International Celtic Festival
- Colors in the Catskills Motorcycle Rally
- 2 Oktoberfest celebrations
Say "I Do" With a View at Hunter Mountain
Hunter Mountain is the perfect place for your destination wedding and reception. Begin your new life with adventure and romance at Hunter Mountain,and the Kaatskill Mountain Club, one of the most unique and beautiful settings for a wedding in the Catskills. Plan a summit ceremony and zipline to the reception at Kaatskill Mountain Club.
- 10 Lifts
- 55-Beginner to Expert Trails
- 240 skiable acres.
- Ski Area Hours: Weekdays: 9:00 am-4 pm, Weekends and Holidays: 8:30am-4pm, Hunter West: Daily 9:30am-3:30pm