Sunday, March 27, 2016
We can’t always rely on Mother Nature for ideal skiing and riding conditions; this is something we all experienced during the 2015-16 Season. What we also learned (well, what we always knew) is that we can always, without a doubt, rely on our snowmaking and grooming teams. The 2015-2016 Season saw a mere 11 inches of natural snowfall and temperatures well above average. Snowmaking efforts were constrained, but as most of you observed, once temperatures dropped – even if for a single night – our snowmaking team was out in full-force covering as much terrain as possible, even through the end of February. When rain and warm temperatures lingered for a bit too long, our grooming team stepped up to the plate and worked their skills moving snow at just the right time, leaving it be when it was too warm or wet, and maintaining it through the last weekend in March.
While this season was far from what we had all hoped for, we made it work – not only because of our grooming and snowmaking teams as well as our entire Hunter Mountain staff, but because of our guests, both new and returning. We thank you emphatically for spending your season, even if only for a day or two, at Hunter Mountain. Although your skiing and riding options were limited this season, your decision to choose us as your winter get-away is what makes us smile and continue to put our best foot forward.
The end of the season is always emotional; sad to see it end, happy for the memories, and eager to prepare for a new one. Yes, that’s right - we’re already preparing for next season! In the midst of planning for the 2016-2017 season, we’d like to remind you to look into season pass options. New for next season is the Peak Pass, which allows you access to all 7 Northeast Peak Resorts including Hunter Mountain; Mount Snow in Vermont; Wildcat, Attitash, and Crotched Mountains in New Hampshire, and Jack Frost and Big Boulder in Pennsylvania. For as low as $299 for a midweek pass, enjoy unlimited skiing and riding at all 7 resorts, plus pass holder benefits. For more information, visit PeakPass.com. The lowest rates of the season with the option of a payment plan are available until April 30th. Get yours now!
THANK YOU again. We’re looking forward to seeing your faces soon, hopefully at one or more of our many festivals, events, skyrides, flyfishing, ziplining, off-road adventures, and more during the spring, summer, and fall! Click here for more festival information, including TAP New York April 23-24.
See you soon,
Your Friends at Hunter Mountain.
Our trail rating system rates each trail against other trails at our area only. All trails are rated from their summit location in comparison to other trails at the same starting point. The easier rating does not always mean easy skiing. Caution must be used in selecting trails that are not beyond your ability. Trail conditions may become difficult due to weather or skier/snowboarder use. Skiing and snowboarding are dangerous sports that can result in serious injury or death. Remember, you must always be in control.
These general surface conditions apply only at the time of this report. Check morning and afternoon trail reports and latest weather reports for updated information. Hunter Mountain management advises skiers and snowboarders that trail conditions vary constantly due to weather changes, grooming, snowmaking and skier/boarder use. Ice, bare spots, variations in terrain, moguls, rocks, forest growth, lift towers, snowmaking equipment and other obstacles and hazards, including other skiers/boarders, exist throughout the area.