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“Close but few comprimises” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hunter Mountain

Hunter Mountain
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$600.00*
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Catskill Mountains Ski and Snowboard Day Trip
Ranked #2 of 11 things to do in Hunter
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Owner description: Popular ski resort providing excellent runs and trails for downhill skiing, snowboarding, snowtubing and snowshoeing.
Greenwich, Connecticut
1 review
“Close but few comprimises”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2011

Very happy with this mountain, comparing it to several in southern Vermont and one in Colorado. It's not the largest, but it has an excellent variety of terrain, is well kept, has good food and friendly staff, and is easily accessible from the NY Tri State Area.

Visited March 2011
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Annapolis, Maryland
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“Wonderful ski location less than 2 hours from NYC”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2011

If you ever wanted to try skiing, this is a great place to go. The mountain is easy to ski, the trails are well groomed and marked, and the mountain isn't nearly as big as it looks from the bottom of the slope. Easy lifts on and off and the lodges (2) at the bottom are spacious. Two drawbacks : 1.)Eating there will cost you a fortune--so bring snacks for the kids--or eat breakfast at the diner just South of the mountain ($3.00 for a bagel with egg & bacon) and 2.) The ski rental area is disjointed and confusing. Get your boots in one place, rent your skis in another and wait again for your helmet. Get zapped here, get zapped there and then you are out on the slopes. With no line at all, it still took me 20 minutes to get it all done. Rental return is easier but still a little confusing.

Overall, a great experience and highly recommend for beginners to moderately talented skiiers. Bring a thick wallet if your children get hungry.

Visited February 2011
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
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“day trip from NYC to Hunter”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2011

Yesterday I went on a day trip through Highline Travel to Hunter Mountain for a ski lesson. Highline arranged for round trip transport, a beginner lesson, rentals, and the lift ticket for just $105, which was a great deal compared to other prices I saw. The bus ride was comfy and included free bagels, the lesson was extremely helpful, and the whole day was seamless. Hunter Mountain is a supportive place for beginners to learn skiing or snowboarding because so many others are also trying it for the first time. The staff at the resort as well as the staff at Highline were professional and genuinely concerned and friendly. I highly recommend the trip.

Visited January 2011
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New York City, New York
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“just booked cheap day skiing trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2011

Just wanted to inform those New Yorkers without cars, my friends and I just booked a discounted day trip to Hunter Mountain sponsored by Urban Sherpa. The normal rates for beginner package is $120, but I was able to get it through Highline Travel.com for $105. This package includes round trip transportation from NYC, lift tickets, rentals and a 90 minute class. I'll re-post after my visit (i'm going sat jan 29th, in case others are interested) to Hunter to let you know how it worked out. I think it'll be a fun, quick and easy getaway.

Visited January 2011
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“Good for beginners”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2011

Ski/Snowboard - preferred Hunter over Windham......

Came here first time to ski/snowboard on Sunday.

Compare to Windham:
- Hunter offers better facility for beginners. It has a pretty large separate section of the mountain for beginners. It does not have magic carpet like Windham but it offers 3 chairlifts. As a beginner, it felt great to able to use the chairlift instead of magic carpet.
- Hunter offers larger and various lounging areas and food option than Windham.
- Hunter does not offer discount to college students
- Rental includes helmet while Windham charges extra

$115 for whole day learning program (rental, lift ticket, 3 group lessons, from 10am to 3:30pm, include lunch and snack) for kids from 7 to 12. There were only 3 kids in the group for first two sessions and only 2 kids for the last session.

$68 (2 days advance online, $79 on site) for one day adult learning program (rental, lift ticket, 1 - 1.5 hours group lesson). They even provided a free group picture.

Corn chowder is good. Not crazy about their pizza or spaghetti.

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Tubing - preferred Windham over Hunter.....

Went to tubing at Hunter on Sat night. Paid $18 for 2 hours session ($20 for Windham). Unlike Windham, It does not offer discount for the last session ($15 for Windham). Hunter offers 2 sections of lanes while Windham offers only one section. Hunter's base is on the bottom of the lanes while Windham's base is on the top. Hunter's lanes are longer but Windham's lanes have more speed and fun. The lodge at Hunter is small with one small fireplace while the one at Windham is large with a huge fireplace and nice wood chairs to relax.

Hunter does not have outdoor ice skating while Windham does.

Windham has a nicer atmosphere over Hunter and the tubing is more fun and exciting.....

Visited January 2011
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