Hunter, NY 01/10/15

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Hunter, NY 01/10/15

Postby jamesdeluxe » Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:04 am

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Jason and I headed up to the Catskills for what I'm pretty sure was my very first-ever visit to Hunter on a weekend. On the way up, we laughed about the inevitable return to reality after skiing at a huge Alps ski region.

Temps were in the mid-teens and skies were clear, so Hunter's vaunted snowmaking was in evidence literally all over the hill. We had a great time tracking up mounds of gunpowder on top of a rock-hard base. By 10 am, the main six-pack lift had 10-minute waits, so we did a bunch of laps off the D lift, about 20 yards away, which was ski-on.

Obviously, we'd rather be skiing on natural, but this is exactly the type of situation where Hunter shines, and you can't say that they're not putting their money where their marketing is.
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Re: Hunter, NY 01/10/15

Postby SKI-3PO » Tue Jan 13, 2015 5:28 pm

jamesdeluxe wrote:By 10 am, the main six-pack lift had 10-minute waits, so we did a bunch of laps off the D lift, about 20 yards away, which was ski-on.

As long as you understand this, it's not difficult to ski Hunter on weekends without lines. Ski the six pack from 8:30 until 10. Then ski D, F and/or Z (west side) - at least 2 of those usually have no line.
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Re: Hunter, NY 01/10/15

Postby jamesdeluxe » Tue Jan 13, 2015 6:29 pm

SKI-3PO wrote:As long as you understand this, it's not difficult to ski Hunter on weekends without lines. Ski the six pack from 8:30 until 10. Then ski D, F and/or Z (west side) - at least 2 of those usually have no line.

Yep, exactly what we did up until leaving at 1:30. The west side was a bit scratchy so we kept doing laps on lower K-27 and Broadway to Racer's Edge, Ike, or Gunhill, which were nice and gunpowdery. Hunter ain't an attractive mountain and the demographics are interesting (lots of eastern europeans). It's a skiing version of going to a well-run gym.
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I know that Jason was missing the 5,000+ vertical drops of Zermatt, but he didn't complain, so good for him.
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Re: Hunter, NY 01/10/15

Postby jasoncapecod » Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:55 am

I know that Jason was missing the 5,000+ vertical drops of Zermatt, but he didn't complain, so good for him.


Zermatt it's not, but I still had a great time!!
Could be a lot worse, I could live in Fla or Ohio..
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