Hunter Mountain Ski Resort

Hunter Mountain Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of New York in USA. The resort is in the town of Hunter, NY. We recently ranked all of New York's ski resorts, so you can see where Hunter Mountain stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Hunter Mountain is a part of the Epic Ski Pass network. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at most of the Vail owned slopes with it throughout the year. There are a handful of different types of Epic passes available, ranging from 3-7 days, to season-long.

Hunter Mountain Lodging:

Hunter Mountain Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Hunter Mountain has a total of 67 ski trails, which are serviced by 13 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. With 320 acres, Hunter Mountain Ski Resort has a moderate amount of skiiable terrain available for skiers. This area is equivalent to 130 hectares, 1 square miles, or 1 square kilometers.

Hunter Mountain's slopes see on average 120 inches (47 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 10 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
320(1 km2)
Annual Snowfall
120"(47 cm)

Hunter Mountain Ski Resort Elevation

Hunter Mountain Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 3,200 feet, or 975 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,600 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,600 feet (488 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Hunter Mountain's summit elevation is about average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are quite a bit higher, but also many that are much, much smaller.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
3,200'(975 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,600'(488 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
1,600'(488 m)

Hunter Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
53out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
Hunter Mountain can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 75% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.


At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Hunter Mountain has 320 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Hunter Mountain is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 25% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 75%.
25%(80 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
30%(96 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
45%(144 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Hunter Mountain Ski Resort good for beginners?

Hunter Mountain can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 75% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Hunter Mountain Ski Resort Location

Hunter Mountain Ski Resort is located in the state of New York, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Hunter, NY.

Hunter, NY 12442 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
42.18000, -74.24000

Getting to Hunter Mountain Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Hunter Mountain Ski Resort), its coordinates of 42.18000, -74.24000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Hunter, NY to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Hunter Mountain Ski Resort.

LaGuardia AirportLGANew York, NY99 mi
Newark Liberty International AirportEWRNew York, NJ103 mi
John F. Kennedy International AirportJFKNew York, NY109 mi

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Hunter Mountain.

Albany International AirportALBAlbany, NY45 mi
New York Stewart International AirportSWFNewburgh, NY47 mi
Bradley International AirportBDLHartford, CT81 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Hunter Mountain Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Hunter Mountain Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Windham MountainWindham, NY3,100 ft49%13 mi
Snow RidgeTurin, NY2,000 ft37%13 mi
Plattekill MountainRoxbury, NY3,500 ft47%21 mi
Four SeasonsRavena, NY550 ft24%30 mi
SawkillWallkill, NY2,215 ft12%40 mi
Holiday MountainMonticello, NY1,300 ft34%43 mi
Mohawk MountainWest Cornwall, CT1,600 ft35%53 mi
Jiminy PeakHancock, MA2,380 ft44%54 mi
Berkshire EastCharlemont, MA1,840 ft44%56 mi
Thunder RidgePatterson, NY1,270 ft28%57 mi
Otis RidgeOtis, MA1,700 ft34%58 mi
Tuxedo RidgeCentral Valley, NY1,400 ft29%59 mi
Royal MountainSaint Johnsville, NY1,800 ft36%61 mi
Mt. PeterGreenwood Lake, NY1,250 ft35%66 mi
BlandfordBlandford, MA1,685 ft24%67 mi
WoodburyWoodbury, CT850 ft33%68 mi
Willard MountainGreenwich, NY1,415 ft35%69 mi
Ski SundownNew Hartford, CT1,075 ft29%71 mi
Elk MountainUnion Dale, PA2,693 ft46%74 mi
Dry HillWaterton, NY950 ft33%75 mi
Mt. SouthingtonPlantsville, CT525 ft31%78 mi
Campgaw MountainMahwah, NJ720 ft14%78 mi
West MountainQueensbury, NY1,470 ft30%84 mi
Stowe MountainWest Halifax, VT4,395 ft57%86 mi
Mount SnowSomerset, VT3,600 ft44%86 mi
McCauley MountainCold Brook, NY2,260 ft36%90 mi
Shawnee MountainEast Stroudsburg, PA1,350 ft36%90 mi
Montage MountainScranton, PA1,960 ft44%94 mi
Stratton MountainWinhall, VT3,875 ft45%94 mi
Camelback MountainTannersville, PA2,050 ft38%97 mi
Mountain CreekHackettstown, NJ1,480 ft40%97 mi
Bromley MountainPeru, VT3,284 ft42%98 mi
ToggenburgFabius, NY1,780 ft37%98 mi
Labrador MountainTruxton, NY1,825 ft37%99 mi
Bear Creek MountainMacungie, PA1,110 ft35%100 mi

Hunter Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation3,200 ft
Base Elevation1,600 ft
Vertical Drop1,600 ft
(25% Beginner,  30% Intermediate,  45% Expert)
Skiable Acres320
Avg. Annual Snowfall120 inches
Hunter Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats