Hunter Mountain Ski Resort is a popular ski destination located in the Catskill Mountains of New York, near the town of Hunter. The resort is located approximately 1 hour from the city of Albany and 3 hours from New York City, making it an easy and great day trip (or weekend) getaway for skiers and snowboarders in the New York metropolitan area. The mountain is not huge, so skiing everything at Hunter and getting back home in one day is easily done.
The ski season at Hunter Mountain typically runs from mid-December to late March, and the resort offers over 300 skiable acres with more than 60 groomed trails and two terrain parks for skiers and snowboarders to enjoy. Hunter offers snowmaking on their entire mountain, making it a reliable spot to ski the whole season.
In addition to their great ski slopes, Hunter Mountain also offers a variety of lodging options, including ski-in/ski-out condos, hotels and vacation homes, a variety of dining options with après-ski activities.
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 season pass, and ski at most of the Vail owned and operated slopes with it throughout the year. There are a handful of types of Epic lift ticket passes available, ranging from 3-7 days, to season-long.
There are numerous options to stay at Hunter Mountain around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Hunter Mountain Mountain 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, 0.5 square miles, or 1.3 square kilometers.
Hunter Mountain's slopes see on average 120 inches (3.0 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 10 feet every year!
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.
Hunter Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level
54.8out of 100
DID YOU KNOW?
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.
Skiable Terrain 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 a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 25% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 75%.
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.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
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 nearest the town of Hunter, NY.
Hunter, NY 12442 USA
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Getting to Hunter Mountain Mountain 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 Airport||LGA||New York, NY||99 mi|
|Newark Liberty International Airport||EWR||New York, NJ||103 mi|
|John F. Kennedy International Airport||JFK||New York, NY||109 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 Airport||ALB||Albany, NY||45 mi|
|New York Stewart International Airport||SWF||Newburgh, NY||47 mi|
|Bradley International Airport||BDL||Hartford, CT||81 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.
|Windham Mountain||Windham, NY||3,100 ft||51%||13 mi|
|Snow Ridge||Turin, NY||2,000 ft||38%||13 mi|
|Plattekill Mountain||Roxbury, NY||3,500 ft||49%||21 mi|
|Four Seasons||Ravena, NY||550 ft||25%||30 mi|
|Sawkill||Wallkill, NY||2,215 ft||13%||40 mi|
|Holiday Mountain||Monticello, NY||1,300 ft||35%||43 mi|
|Bousquet Mountain||Pittsfield, MA||1,818 ft||47%||52 mi|
|Mohawk Mountain||West Cornwall, CT||1,600 ft||36%||53 mi|
|Jiminy Peak||Hancock, MA||2,380 ft||46%||54 mi|
|Berkshire East||Charlemont, MA||1,840 ft||45%||56 mi|
|Thunder Ridge||Patterson, NY||1,270 ft||29%||57 mi|
|Otis Ridge Ski Area||Otis, MA||1,700 ft||35%||58 mi|
|Tuxedo Ridge||Central Valley, NY||1,400 ft||30%||59 mi|
|Royal Mountain||Saint Johnsville, NY||1,800 ft||37%||61 mi|
|Mt. Peter||Greenwood Lake, NY||1,250 ft||36%||66 mi|
|Blandford||Blandford, MA||1,685 ft||25%||67 mi|
|Woodbury Ski Area||Woodbury, CT||850 ft||34%||68 mi|
|Willard Mountain||Greenwich, NY||1,415 ft||36%||69 mi|
|Ski Sundown||New Hartford, CT||1,075 ft||30%||71 mi|
|Elk Mountain||Union Dale, PA||2,693 ft||48%||74 mi|
|Dry Hill||Waterton, NY||950 ft||34%||75 mi|
|Mt. Southington||Plantsville, CT||525 ft||32%||78 mi|
|Campgaw Mountain||Mahwah, NJ||720 ft||14%||78 mi|
|West Mountain||Queensbury, NY||1,470 ft||31%||84 mi|
|Stowe Mountain||West Halifax, VT||4,395 ft||59%||86 mi|
|Mount Snow||Somerset, VT||3,600 ft||47%||86 mi|
|McCauley Mountain||Cold Brook, NY||2,260 ft||38%||90 mi|
|Shawnee Mountain||East Stroudsburg, PA||1,350 ft||37%||90 mi|
|Montage Mountain||Scranton, PA||1,960 ft||46%||94 mi|
|Stratton Mountain||Winhall, VT||3,875 ft||47%||94 mi|
|Camelback Mountain||Tannersville, PA||2,050 ft||39%||97 mi|
|Mountain Creek||Hackettstown, NJ||1,480 ft||41%||97 mi|
|Bromley Mountain||Peru, VT||3,284 ft||44%||98 mi|
|Toggenburg||Fabius, NY||1,780 ft||39%||98 mi|
|Labrador Mountain||Truxton, NY||1,825 ft||38%||99 mi|
|Bear Creek Mountain||Macungie, PA||1,110 ft||36%||100 mi|
Hunter Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||3,200 ft|
|Base Elevation||1,600 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,600 ft|
(25% Beginner, 30% Intermediate, 45% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||120 inches|