Hunter Mountain Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

  • 17 Beginner
  • 17 Intermediate
  • 14 Advanced
  • 7 Expert
As the Catskills' premier winter resort destination, Hunter Mountain boasts renowned terrain for all abilities, an impressive vertical drop, and some of the most reliable snow conditions in the East!

We have three separate mountains encompassing a wide variety of terrain catering to skiers and riders of all ability levels - from comfortable and spacious learning terrain perfect for first-time beginners, ... to steeps and bumps for the seasoned expert - there is something to satisfy any ski or ride style!

Families and beginners will enjoy the trails of Hunter One, each specially designated for learning and comfort while on the slopes! Intermediates have a nice choice of summit-to-base groomed cruisers, and experts can challenge their skills when making turns on an impressive variety of advanced trails including the slopes of Hunter West.
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Hunter Mountain Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available.
  • Terrain Park Terrain Park
    Ski area offers at least one terrain park.
  • Half Pipe Half Pipe
    Ski area offers a half pipe.
  • Cat Skiing Cat Skiing
    Cat skiing is available at this resort; may entail an add'l cost
  • Grooming Grooming
    This resort grooms a portion of its slopes.
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
    This resort is known for providing a family friendly atmosphere.
  • Expert Favorite Expert Favorite
    This resort is known for its challenging terrain.
  • Daycare Available Daycare Available
    Guests have access to daycare services; an additional charge may apply.
  • Slopeside Dining Slopeside Dining
    Resort offers at least one restaurant on the slopes; hours may vary.
  • Slopeside Lodging Slopeside Lodging
    This resort has slopeside lodging available; it may or may not be ski in/ski out.
  • Tubing Tubing
    This resort offers tubing activities; additional charges may apply
  • Wi-Fi Access Wi-Fi Access
    This resort is equipped with internet access; additional charges may apply
  • Skiers Only Skiers Only
    This resort does not allow snowboarding.
  • Ropes Course/Aerial Park Ropes Course/Aerial Park
    Resort offers ropes course/aerial park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Alpine Slide / Coaster Alpine Slide / Coaster
    Resort has Alpine Slide, Alpine Coast or both. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Concerts / Festivals Concerts / Festivals
    Frequent host of concerts or festivals.
  • Event Space/Conference Center Event Space/Conference Center
    Resort has event space & conference center available.
  • Former Olympic Site Former Olympic Site
    Resort is a former Olympic site.
  • Gambling Gambling
    Resort has legal gambling services.
  • Golf Course Golf Course
    Resort has a golf course. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Gondola Rides Gondola Rides
    Resort offers gondola rides.
  • Hiking Hiking
    Resort offers hiking trails and services. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Ice Skating Ice Skating
    Resort offers ice skating activities.
  • Indoor Waterpark Indoor Waterpark
    Resort offers indoor waterpark.
  • Mountain Biking Mountain Biking
    Resort offers mountain biking. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Outdoor Waterpark Outdoor Waterpark
    Resort offers outdoor water park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Segway Tours Segway Tours
    Resort offers segway tours. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Snowmobiling Snowmobiling
    Resort offers snowmobiling. Additional charges may apply.
  • Spa Spa
    Resort offers spa services. Additional charges may apply.
  • Zipline Zipline
    Resort offers zipline activities. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.

Hunter Mountain Operations


Opening Soon for Snow Sports

Lifts Open/Total

0 of 10

Weekday Hours


Trails Open/Total

0 of 55

Weekend Hours


Hunter Mountain Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

1,600 ft

24-hr Snowfall


Vertical Drop

1,600 ft

Avg Base Depth


Peak Elevation

3,200 ft

Hunter Mountain Ski Pictures and Photos

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Hunter Mountain Trail Map

Hunter Mountain Reviews & Tips (23)

Went to hunter on February 14 and 15. The weather was very warm and the snow got a little slushy. Try to go during the week because it gets really crowded on the weekend. Also, all their lifts are very slow besides the katskill flyer. And watch out for the crazy snowboarders goin 100mph.But overall it is a great mountain for advanced skiers and it is close to home. It's the perfect mountain for a quick trip during the week.
Hunter Mountain review written Feb 15 2013 - 12:50 PM
Jacob Advanced Skier
went on thursday march 1st, thank god winter showed up in march...hunter area got dumped on all day! conditions were awesome. not too many people. lotta trails of all types of difficulty levels. fast lifts. today was a good day.
Hunter Mountain review written Mar 04 2012 - 01:13 AM
eazy-e Intermediate Snowboarder
The conditions appeared to have improved since my last visit in January. Clairs Run on the west side was opened and had good cover from top to bottom. The rest of the mountain was well groomed and the snow cover was good. I plan to go back soon since it is the closet ski area to NYC with the variety of terrain that it offers. Well worth the trip.
Hunter Mountain review written Feb 18 2012 - 10:13 PM
mike c. Advanced Skier
The skiing was fast and slick (icy patches here and there!) Do not do the diamonds, unless you are an excellent skier, have sharpened skiis and have no fear!!! LOL, Most runs were well groomed and fast (except, watch out for those, who stop in the middle of the run. Great crowd, but if you do not like lines, go M-Thurs for more runs!! Staff was friendly and very careful and safety conscious! The main lift was very fast (right side of lodge) the other lifts, left side, kind of slow, but great if you have kids! Seems like there were a lot of instructors, giving lessons. Overall, I would go again, since it is the closest and best skiing w/o natural snow.
Hunter Mountain review written Jan 31 2012 - 04:26 PM
Philip A. Raices, Turn Key Real Estate Advanced Skier
Went to Hunter with my family day after Christmas. Paid full price, less then half of the Mountain open. Conditions were so so. Ski patrol on Moutain would be appreciated, as snowboarding morons show no respect for others on the Mountain. Improvement to lodge and lifts would really help the Mountain. Although the terrain was challenging, it was not half as challenging as avoiding the idiots cutting you off and trying to kill you. Hunter needs to start clipping tickets.
Hunter Mountain review written Dec 30 2011 - 03:10 PM
Andrew Advanced Skier
Amazing mountain with a bunch of fun diamonds, un-groomed, natural condition double black diamonds, very few blues or greens. Decent vertical of 1700'. Has a decent park. Depending on your level this mountain is absolutely amazing.
Hunter Mountain review written Mar 13 2011 - 09:26 PM
Andres Advanced Skier
Ski during lunch hour when the crowds thin out for a while. I've been skiing there for 25 years because its the best mtn 2 hrs from NYC. They are making some improvements like the six person lift and improved snack bar at the summiit. But it could be a great mtn if a professional operator took over management got rid of the rude bartenders and other employees who should not be in the service business. You'd think they would be happy to have a job. Also they seem to be tolerating total disregard of skiing rules of etiquette by snowboarders who cause accidents. Clipping a lift ticket might get their attention
Hunter Mountain review written Mar 01 2011 - 08:14 AM
Steve Advanced Skier
Glad I used the site for tickets, great discount. The Mountain was fun, although icy but that's par for the course when skiing the East. Overall great experience.
Hunter Mountain review written Feb 22 2011 - 07:38 AM
Rich Advanced Skier
Very icy. Went on a Sunday, not overly crowded, park was in good shape.. Stick to the red lift, less people. Did I say it was icey. Been boarding for 5yrs.
Hunter Mountain review written Feb 15 2011 - 05:54 PM
mike Advanced Snowboarder
Well, hunter really does live up to its reputation... I've never seen such a collection of complete friggin morons on one mountain. Saw more crashes (some of them quite serious) than I could have possibly imagined in one day. The mountain isn't bad at all, especially for a day trip from the new york area. 6 pack lift is great but it stops every 30 seconds when someone falls of. Will go back on a weekday next time. If you go on a weekend be sure to keep your eyes open or you may get killed.
Hunter Mountain review written Feb 15 2011 - 02:19 PM
Andrew Advanced Skier
Went to Hunter on 2-10-11. People were really rude in the morning and would push right through you to get on the lift. i am a skier and i wanted to punch these other skiers right in the face. The conditions were sweet with the usual icing by afternoon. If you are not some Spyder jacket wearing skier i suggest you take yourself to Windham where people are a little more laid back and enjoyable to ride with.
Hunter Mountain review written Feb 15 2011 - 09:49 AM
Joe Advanced Skier
This past saturday, 2/13, was crowded and west side was icy,icy with no folks willing to ski ice so it was empty. guess they were waiting for warm weather this week instead of proper grooming this weekend. make sure your skis have sharp edges if you plan to ski this mtn
Hunter Mountain review written Feb 14 2011 - 02:30 PM
keith4ski Advanced Skier
In the 2 1/4 hour radius from NYC Hunter and nearby Windham are the best bets, bigger and more varied than their Berkshire neighbors (Catamount, Butternut, Jiminy). Hunter has some serious terrain like K-27, Cliff and everything on the "West" side but just one tiny tree area let's hope they develop more. That said, you have to be prepared for a lot of lousy attitude on and off the slopes with the rudest crowds I've ever encountered and some unhappy staff. DO NOT go here on a weekend - it's a horror show of loud mouthed crowds, huge lines and bad skiers& boarders - but on a week day it can be alot of fun with minimal crowds. They do a good job with snowmaking and grooming but it can get scraped off quickly so get there early. Thanks for a good value tik Liftopia!
Hunter Mountain review written Feb 06 2011 - 04:54 PM
Papi Advanced Skier
Not a bad mountain for being so close. If you don't want to go to VT, it's not a bad mtn. Not the biggest mtn in the world and can be icy at times but it's worth the ride. Windham might be a better choice though. Staff is friendly (overly at times) and lines for the summit lift can be long at times on the weekend. The black diamonds are the way to go, not too difficult and much less crowded.
Hunter Mountain review written Feb 03 2011 - 06:09 AM
Chris Advanced Skier
if skiing on the weekend and you are advanced, take the 6 pack flyer to the summit, take the white cloud trail and stop just around the hairpin turn before it connects to the Belt parkway, look to the left, you will see fences, get up some speed and take the small jump through the fence, ski straight accross and connect to Way Out Trail, stay on the west side for the rest of the day, never any lift lines over there.
Hunter Mountain review written Jan 26 2011 - 08:03 PM
amanda Advanced Skier
Fridays at hunter are always great, no lines and trails are wide open.
Hunter Mountain review written Jan 23 2011 - 05:39 PM
T Advanced Snowboarder
Great mountain for this far south. Very nice and helpful staff. The west side.was very icy but otherwise a good day.
Hunter Mountain review written Jan 19 2011 - 07:13 PM
Chris Advanced Skier
It is a great place to spend 1-3 days... decent mountain for the area. I think I would get bored beyond that because of the number of trails.
Hunter Mountain review written Jan 19 2011 - 02:27 PM
Ken Advanced Snowboarder
Hunter has the most consistently challenging terrain south of Killington. On crowded days avoid the Kaatskill flyer and move over to West or use the triple over by K27. Annapurna is a classic trail when there's natural snow.
Hunter Mountain review written Jan 15 2011 - 03:22 PM
Jim Graham Advanced Skier
I like the mountain,I always go to the mountain,so I told my friends and will want to go in 2 0 3 week
Hunter Mountain review written Jan 14 2011 - 01:37 PM
Porfirio Chavez Intermediate Skier
The trails are pretty aggressive and the conditions were phenomenal. Not the largest mountain (1600 vertical), but great variety of terrain. Get there early if on a weekend, the crowds can be overwhelming. 6-Pack lines move reasonably fast. Hunter West is not for the faint of heart!!!
Hunter Mountain review written Jan 03 2011 - 05:41 AM
madman1 Advanced Skier
hells gate and the right side of the mountain is free of the leather jacket and jeans skiiers.......thats where u wanna stay!
Hunter Mountain review written Dec 31 2010 - 03:32 PM
muggz718 Advanced Snowboarder
Avoid the Kaatskill flyer and it's ridiculous lift lines. Stay away from the Belt Parkway with all the gavones who will run you over and you'll have a good trip.
Hunter Mountain review written Dec 30 2010 - 03:08 PM
Skiordie53 Advanced Skier

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