Hunter Mountain

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Hunter’s Two Peak Mountain Is a Popular Scene for Our Young Professionals Looking for Challenging Terrain and Après Slope-Side Fun

Just two and a half hours on one of our Urban Sherpa coaches from NYC places us on Hunter’s varied terrain. The mountain at Hunter includes steep vertical, multiple parks, access to moguls, speed run-outs for experts, and gradual lines for beginners. Hunter has been a mainstay for New Yorkers for years and is our old-school property with its traditional Adirondack-style lodge. But Hunter has added the Kaatskill Mountain Club a new hotel on hill that rivals any slope-side accommodations in comfort and service.

Official Burton Learn-to-Ride (LTR) Center

With Hunter One, an independent training mountain enhanced by its own user-friendly lifts and specially designed terrain within the larger resort, beginners at Hunter easily master a sequential series of skills, gaining confidence at each level. Hunter’s new, state-of-the-art Learning Center streamlines the learning process by combining cutting-edge equipment, unique teaching methods, and a dedicated beginner mountain with a new facility designed to make getting from the parking area to the slopes as effortless as possible.

Hunter Mountain lesson

Hunter has inspired Burton to designate the hill as an official Learn-to-Ride center. What’s that? Burton engineers have innovated Learn-to-Ride (LTR) products specifically designed to accelerate learning. Developed in conjunction with the American Association of Snowboard Instructors (AASI) and major resorts around North America, the LTR methodology assists people to link turns—actually feel what it’s like to snowboard—in the first lesson. Coupled with the LTR learner-specific products, it’s a methodology that makes learning to snowboard fun, easy and painless. OK, not painless.

Hunter Mountain has recently been recognized by the National Ski Areas Association for its dedication to the growth of snowsports, earning the industry award for having the Best Program to Grow the Sport to New Participants.

Lastly Hunter has performance camps and workshops all winter long: Women Learn to Ride, Mogul Workshops, Slalom Workshops, and Park and Pipe Seminars.

There are many more reasons to ride Hunter, but the best way is to discover them for yourself—ride its perfectly groomed slopes, drink in one of the many popular pubs and eat from the area’s many restaurants.

Packages

Basic Package includes a round-trip bus pass and lift ticket Sat, Sun $95 / mid-week $85.
Full Beginner Package includes a round-trip bus pass, a lower-mountain lift ticket, 90-minute group lessons, and a ski or board rental $140 / $130.
Explorers Half-Day Ski Package (ages 4-6) includes a round-trip bus pass, lift ticket, gear rental, and a two-hour group lesson $150 / $140.
Lessons are 10 AM-12 noon & 1:00 PM-3:00 PM.
Explorers Full-Day Ski Package (ages 4-6) includes a round-trip bus pass, lift ticket, gear rental, 2 two-hour group lessons, and lunch and snack) $220 / $210..
Lessons are 10 AM-12 noon & 1:00 PM-3:00 PM.
Mountaineers Half-Day Package (ages 7-12) includes a round-trip bus pass, lift ticket, ski or board rental, a two-hour group lesson) $150 / $140..
Lessons are 10 AM-12 noon & 1:00 PM-3:00 PM.
Mountaineers Full-Day Package (ages 7-12) includes a round-trip bus pass, lift ticket, ski or board rental, 2 two-hour group lessons, and lunch and snack) $220 / $210..
Lessons are 10 AM-12 noon & 1:00 PM-3:00 PM.
Round-Trip Coach Transport Only includes a round-trip bus pass. You may also add lift ticket, lesson, or gear rental options $55 /  $49.
One-Way Coach Transport Only includes a one-way bus pass. You may also add lift ticket, lesson, or gear rental options $45 / $39.

Custom Options

Lift Ticket Just need a lift ticket? Buy it here and pick it up on hill from your Urban Sherpa Leader Sat, Sun $60 / mid-week $49.
Lesson Add a 90-minute group lesson, its always a good idea.  (beginner, advanced beginner, or intermediate levels available) $34.
Gear Rental Ski rental includes helmet, shaped skis, poles, and boots; snowboard rental includes helmet, board, boots, and bindings $40.
Outerwear leasing can be arranged through Hunter Mountain Outfitters.

Logistics | Pickups & Departures

  • Please arrive 15 minutes before departure.
  • Bring water, a morning snack, and warm, waterproof, weather-appropriate clothing.
  • Rentals include a helmet.
  • Outerwear leasing can be arranged through Hunter Mountain Outfitters.

Pickup/Dropoff Locations

  Union Square 6:00am Times Square 6:20am
Depart 6:15 AM 6:30 AM
Depart Hunter Mountain 4:30 PM
Return 7:30 PM 7:15 PM

Permissions Slip for Minors

A parent or legal guardian must complete and bring along a Minor Permissions Slip for each child age sixteen (16) and under.

How do I select the correct snowboard stance?

Your bindings settings usually follow your batting stance. If you are right-handed and bat right-handed, then you will probably feel most comfortable with your left foot forward (regular). If you are left-handed or bat “lefty,” then you will likely feel right foot forward is more natural (goofy).

These are just guidelines to start. We can help you find the right fit for your ride.

What type of skier are you?

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Determining your ski ability is your responsibility!

Your ski ability, height, weight, age, and boot-sole length are used by the shop to determine the visual indicator settings of your ski bindings. Be sure to provide accurate information, as any error may increase your risk of injury. Consult the skier type descriptions to select your classification. These descriptions are compatible with ASTM and ISO documents.

Type I Skier (Beginner)

Cautious skiing at lower visual indicator settings

  • Prefer slow to moderate speeds
  • Prefer gentle to moderate terrain
  • Receive lower-than-average visual indicator settings (this may increase the risk of inadvertent binding release in order to increase the likelihood of release in a fall)
  • Type I settings apply to entry-level skiers uncertain of their classification
  • Type I- setting apply for skiers who desire visual indicator settings lower than settings for a Type I skier

Type II Skier (Intermediate)

Moderate skiing at average visual indicator settings

  • Prefer a variety of speeds
  • Prefer varied terrain
  • Type II settings apply to skiers who do not meet all the descriptions of Type I or Type III classifications

Type III Skier (Advanced)

Aggressive skiing at higher visual indicator settings

  • Prefer fast speeds
  • Prefer steep terrain
  • Receive higher-than-average visual indicator settings (this may reduce the likelihood of release in a fall in order to reduce the risk of inadvertent binding release)
  • Type III+ settings apply for skiers who desire visual indicator settings higher than settings for a Type III skier

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