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“Nice 3 Day Get-away!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hunter Mountain

Hunter Mountain
Hunter, NY
518-263-4223
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Ranked #2 of 5 attractions in Hunter
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
Activities: Skiing, Snowboarding
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Owner description: Popular ski resort providing excellent runs and trails for downhill skiing, snowboarding, snowtubing and snowshoeing.
New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Nice 3 Day Get-away!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

We were 3 dads, with 3 daughters who got away on a snowboarding/skiing trip. Booked a 3 bedroom condo in the Pinnacle condominiums. Overall, I would say we had a great experience and great time! Booking the lodging was relatively easy and the telephone agents were friendly and helpful. I would suggest that Hunter might "detail" the accomodations a bit more on their website. Check in was a breeze. The condo was spacious, clean and very inviting. Note that the Pinnacle condos are RIGHT on TOP of the base lodge! Couldn't really get any closer to the slopes. Most/all of the night time action was over at the Kaatskill Mtn. Club (ie pool, hot tubs, bar, restaurant, etc.). This was a bit of a hike to get there. We usually drove. We found the staff on the slopes to be quite friendly and helpful AND most of the visitors were nice too. Conditions were great and Hunter did a great job grooming the slopes for the next day. We thought food choices in the lodge for lunch, etc were quite numerous and dinner at the Van Winkle restaurant was great too although the place gets pretty crowded at times. Overall, we had a great time and plan to go back annually for a snowboard/ski trip.

Visited January 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Close to NYC”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

The best thing about Hunter is how close it is to the city. I go at least once a year and stay at the Kaatskill Mountain Club. The mountain itself is fairly small. I would also say it is not good for beginners as most of the runs are pretty challenging. The food offered in the cafe is standard for a ski place, nothing special and a bit expensive. They do have a good selection for vegetarians which is appreciated!

Visited January 2013
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Larchmont, New York
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4 attraction reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Not bad, but not worth a return”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

The crowds were enormous, lines horrendous, and the people camping out for the day at tables made it impossible to relax anywhere. We are not skiers, but signed up for over $400 worth of lessons for three people. One of us had 2 lessons of which 1 class was so crowded he couldn't hear the instructor. Our lessons were just as crowded and got nothing out of them. After the lessons we tried on our own and were screamed and cursed at by instructors that we were in the way. I don't know how, since we were so far from everyone that they actually had to come over to where we were to yell at us. NYE the place was absolutely empty and we decided to go tubing. Fun for about an hour. The resort did do a really nice torch parade and fireworks display on NYE. Between the lousy hotel we had to stay in down the road and the cost of the lessons/tickets this trip set us back way over $2,000 for three nights. So not worth it. Will not return.

Visited December 2012
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New York, NY
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“Great ski conditions but poor facilities”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

The lodge offered pretty depressing fare for lunch and an even less charming crowd. We visited over the New Year's Eve weekend and the crowds of people were quiet rude. Definitely not the civilized ski experience I had hoped for!

Visited December 2012
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New York City, New York
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“Good Ski Resort but expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

The goods
- Closest resort to NYC
-Good snow and bit organized
The bads
-Very expensive
-The employees are rude

Visited December 2012
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