We skied Hunter Mt. just after a snowstorm during the Christmas break. We arrived at the mountain around 9:30 am. I have never seen such a line for lift tickets! It was out the door and down the stairs and we still had to get our rentals! The snow was good and we had a great day once we got to the lift. The lift lines were definitely not as bad as other mountains I've been too (e.g. Killington over Presidents' Day weekend).
Overall, we were pleasantly surprised by Hunter and would definitely go back.
Advice: If you are renting, you can also buy you tickets where you purchase your rentals.
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