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Ski Experience - Hunter Mountain

This is a very popular New York ski area. The resort spreads over three mountains and offers skiers of all experience levels over 50 well-groomed trails and runs. Located in the northern Catskills, its proximity to New York City makes it incredibly easy to get to by plane, bus, train, or car.

Ski Levels

Hunter Mountain provides nearly 250 acres of skiable land. Of the 55 runs at Hunter Mountain, 30% are rated for beginners, 30 percent are rated for intermediates, 27 percent are rated for advanced, and 13 percent is reserved for expert skiers. There are 11 lifts to take you around and more than 1,600 vertical feet to explore.

There are a range of classes available for those who are looking to learn to ski, hone their skills or even try something completely different. In fact, the National Ski Areas Association recently voted Hunter Mountain as having the "Best Program to Grow the Sport to New Participants." If you want to try your hand at snowboarding, Hunter Mountain offers the innovative Burton’s Learn to Ride program which employs snowboard technology that helps beginners learn the fundamentals in a series of steps.

Après Ski

Lodging options are plentiful in and around the area. Those who are looking to stay right on the mountain should check out the Pinnacle Condominiums and the Kaatskill Mountain Club. These two locations are slope side, as well as noted for being some of the best in the area.

Après ski is also strong and they have plenty of different places to eat or enjoy a night out. There are more than ten dining options and several bars that offer live entertainment on the weekends. VanWinkle’s Restaurant and Santini’s both come highly recommended. The Main Bar and the Atrium Bar at the Copper Tree provide perfect après-ski drinks and a wonderful slope-side atmosphere.