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Hunter Mountain 2023/24 Winter Tip Sheet



Media Contact: Joe Healy,  

Photos for media use, please credit Hunter Mountain

Only a brief 2.5-hour drive from New York City through the breathtaking northern Catskill Mountains, adventure-seeking guests will find Hunter Mountain, The People’s Mountain. Hun-tuh (as many lovingly call the resort) boasts some of the most thrilling terrain in the East, but it’s not just for seasoned veterans; with a state-of-the-art learning center and dedicated children’s area, Hunter is the gateway to winter sports for generation after generation of skiers and snowboarders. Slope-side accommodation is available at The Kaatskill Mountain Club, where guests are hosted with a unique blend of luxury, comfort and charm.

New for 2023-24 

  • Snowmaking Upgrades: This summer, Hunter Mountain invested in their snowmaking automation line up with several new automated SMI fan guns added in strategic locations across the mountain including black-diamond Bleecker Street and fan favorite double-black-diamond Racer’s Edge. The team also added 7 new HKD guns and installed a refurbished pump at Dolan’s pump house allowing the Snowmaking Capital of the World the power it needs to start pumping water up the mountain this winter.
  • Epic Lift Upgrades: We are thrilled to announce our plan to replace the 4-person fixed-grip Broadway lift with a new 6-person high-speed lift. In addition, we plan to relocate the existing Broadway lift to replace the 2-person fixed-grip E lift. These investments will provide a meaningful increase in uphill capacity and improved access to terrain that is key to the progressive learning experience for our guests. The investment, planned for the 2024/25 season, is part of the company’s Epic Lift Upgrade initiative, which each year introduces new chairlifts, new lift-served terrain, and exciting new guest experiences. The Epic Lift Upgrade capital improvement projects are designed to help guests make the most out of every minute on the mountain by reducing lift line wait times, and giving guests more time to learn new skills, explore new terrain, and discover new peaks. See more here: Hunter Epic Lift Upgrade Media Collection.
  • Welcome to our new GM, Trent Poole: Trent Poole was appointed vice president and general manager, following the retirement announcement of longtime VP/GM Russ Coloton. Bringing an impressive background in mountain operations, finance, and project management, Trent started his 18-year career with Vail Resorts in accounting and finance at Keystone Resort and Breckenridge. The skills he acquired at these resorts – attention to detail, project management, and resort integration and development – will be front and center in his new role at Hunter Mountain. Previously, Trent was General Manager at Jack Frost and Big Boulder Mountains (JFBB) in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, where he oversaw the Epic Lift Upgrade (ELU) project in 2022 featuring the successful installation of five new chairlifts and improved slope accessibility. Trent’s experience will help usher in Hunter Mountain installing its new six-person high-speed lift next year.
  • bubly Tubing Park: Come visit the newly branded bubly Tubing Park at Hunter this winter! Check out bubly themed Tubing Parties coming soon to the event calendar, and a fresh new look at the Tubing Lodge featuring all things bubly!
  • Your Pass, now on your phone with the new My Epic app: New this season, the My Epic app with Mobile Pass and Mobile Lift Tickets is now available to download, allowing guests to use their phone as their ticket to the slopes. Mobile Pass and Mobile Lift Tickets is a hands-free option for skiers and riders to use at all 36 of Vail Resorts’ owned and operated U.S. resorts for the 2023/24 season, with availability at Whistler Blackcomb to follow in future seasons. It allows guests to buy their pass or lift ticket online, activate it in the new My Epic app, put their phone in their pocket, and get scanned, hands free in the lift line using Bluetooth® technology designed for low energy usage to minimize the impact on a phone’s battery life. This season, to ensure a smooth transition, the company will continue to provide physical cards for passes and lift tickets to all guests. For guests choosing to use Mobile Pass this season, watch this video for some tips. The My Epic app also offers a range of guest-favorite features, including interactive trail maps with GPS location tracking, and mountain and resort alerts, including operational information like grooming updates, terrain status, snow reports and conditions.

Get Your Epic Pass Today Before They Go Off Sale! 

Guests planning to visit this winter – whether one day or all season long – are encouraged to purchase their lift access online in advance to save big. The Epic Local Pass allows for Northeast guests to ski or ride all season long at nearly all the company’s resorts across the East Coast, and take a trip out West with unlimited access at Breckenridge, Keystone and Crested Butte, plus 10 days at Vail, Beaver Creek or Whistler Blackcomb.

The Northeast Value Pass offers incredible value to those who only plan to ski or ride out East, with access to many of the same destinations, including to 21 resorts across the Northeast, Midwest and Mid-Atlantic – such as Stowe, Hunter, Mount Snow, Okemo, Wildcat and Seven Springs.

Vail Resorts also continues to offer the Epic Day Pass, which allows guests access to world-class resorts at pre-season pricing for up to 65 percent off when compared to a lift ticket. The Epic Day Pass is perfect for those who plan to ski and ride from 1-7 days throughout the winter season. In effect, skiers and riders can build their own pass and also choose Epic Flex Pay as a convenient payment option. Compare all Epic Pass offerings on the Epic Pass website. And keep in mind – Epic Passes make it easier than ever for those new or revisiting the sport, with Epic Mountain Rewards for 20 percent off food, lodging, group ski and ride school lessons, equipment rentals and more.

Hunter Mountain Fast Facts 

Base Elevation: 1,600 feet (above sea level) 

Summit Elevation: 3,200 feet 

Vertical Drop: 1,600 feet 

Skiable Acres: 320 

13 Lifts: Hunter East,  

67 Trails: 15% Expert, 30% Advanced, 30% Intermediate, 25% Beginner  

Glades: 4 glade areas 

Terrain Parks: 4 freestyle areas 

Snow: 100 % snowmaking coverage 

Average Season Length: Late-November to mid-April 
Hunter Mountain Dining: Hunter Mountain has a variety of selections from grab and go to a full-service restaurant to keep you happy and fueled for the entire ski day! If you’re looking for the party, grab a drink at the Main Bar in the base lodge. And those looking for a low-key bar, we recommend pulling up a seat at Van Winkle’s located in The Kaatskill Mountain Club. Pass holders can take 20% off a quick lunch, an afternoon pick-me-up or an après experience. Just scan your pass and save when you visit the following locations at Hunter for winter: 

  • Goldeye's
  • Inside Waffles and Ice Cream
  • Jerry's Deli
  • Marketplace
  • Santini's Pizza
  • bubly Tubing Park
  • Pika's Waffles

Hunter Signature Events 2023-24 

  • Hunter & Wild Honey Pie Pizza Parties, December, January, February, March
  • New Years Eve Party with Fireworks, December 29, 2023

Epic for Everyone – Youth Access and Growing the Sport 

The future of winter sports is inclusion. Through investments and partnerships, Vail Resorts is committed to ensuring that all feel welcome, invited, and included. Our Epic for Everyone youth access programs serve thousands of youth annually who may not have had access to the sport. Our programs provide free on-snow sessions including lessons, meals, rentals, mentorship, an introduction to careers in snowsports, and more. This winter, several of our Eastern region resorts will be hosting non-profit organizations for a series of visits.

Stay Connected with Hunter Mountain: Visit or download the My Epic app for terrain updates, snow reports, local lodging & and dining, event details, and the lowest-priced lift tickets guaranteed. Stay connected socially at  and follow @huntermountain on Instagram.

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