Hunter Mountain: Skiing and So Much More
Rising 1,600 feet, Hunter mountain is one of the Catskills premier ski mountains. It peaks at 3,200 feet above sea level, and has a vertical drop of 1,600 feet. Skiers can choose from various lodging opportunities in the area, ranging from vacation rentals to hotels. Nearby mountains include Mount Sherrill, West Kill Mountain, and Twin Mountain; nearby towns are a bit further apart, but Shandaken, Hunter, and Phoenicia are the closest. New York City is three hours south on I-87.
What else makes Hunter Mountain attractive to skiers? Extensive preparations, in the form of 11 ski lifts and 55 trails. These trails are graded for various levels of skiing expertise. Thirty percent are for beginners, thirty percent for intermediate, and the remaining third largely for advanced skiers, with a few expert runs thrown in. Amenities include ski programs and classes, rentals, camps, and workshops.
When the winter ends, Hunter Mountain is still a going concern. Thatís because the summer weather brings festivals, zipline canopy tours, hiking, golf, disc golf, fishing, sky rides, and off-roading to the former ski paradise. So if youíre looking for a vacation rental this summer or next winter - or anytime in between - consider the Hunter Mountain area. Skier or not, itís a treat!