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SCENIC SKYRIDE

Operational Update: 7/3/20*

We have some last-minute news to share around the opening of Hunter Mountain. Due to an unforeseen issue, we are unable to open our Scenic Skyride as previously announced. We want to thank our guests for their patience as we work through this and we look forward to welcoming guests back to Hunter Mountain when we are able. We will announce our opening in the coming weeks and you can check back right here for updates. We hope you’ll enjoy the 4th of July weekend as you explore everything the Catskills have to offer.


Our Scenic Skyride features our six-passenger Kaatskill Flyer detachable chairlift. This state-of-the-art lift will take you in comfort to the 3,200-foot summit of Hunter Mountain. From there, you can enjoy amazing views of the high peaks of the northern Catskills. On a clear day, in the distance, you'll see the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts and the Green Mountains of Vermont beyond New York's beautiful Catskill Mountain peaks that surround you.

Click below for a live view of the beautiful surroundings at the summit! 




SUMMER SCENIC SKYRIDE PRICING AND SCHEDULE

Running Saturdays 11am-5pm & Sundays 11am-4pm

Price:

  • Adult (ages 13+): $14
  • Junior (ages 7-12): $10 
  • Senior (age 65 and over): $10
  • 6 and under: Free with paid adult
  • Group Rates are available. Please see below.
For the more adventurous, there are clearly marked NYS DEC (New York State Department of Environmental Conservation) hiking trails leading to the Hunter Mountain Fire Tower, the highest fire tower in New York State at 4,040 feet. Please allow at least 3 hours round trip for this moderate 4-mile hike. Hiking shoes are strongly recommended for hiking to the fire tower. Please note that groups larger than 20 people need to acquire a permit to hike on NY State land. See below for more information.
Important Information and Restrictions:
  • The Skyride operation is weather permitting. If the forecast looks questionable, please call 518-263-4223 ahead of your visit to confirm the operating status.
  • The Skyride takes approximately 11 minutes each way.
  • No Smoking while on the lift.
  • If you are planning to ride the Skyride down the mountain, please make sure you return to the top of the lift at least 30 minutes prior to its closing time (closing times may vary so please check the schedule when purchasing your ticket).
  • Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18.
  • No carried infants will be permitted. Children must be 36" or taller to ride the Skyride.
  • For the benefit of our guests and our employees, we reserve the right to make the final decision with regard to the eligibility and the safety of a rider.
  • Pets are not permitted on the lift.
  • No glass containers permitted on the lift.
  • Please respect the environment. If you pack it in, pack it out!
  • Participants must sign a liability waiver, with a parent/legal guardian signature required for minors.
Group Rates:
  • Groups are accepted by reservation only, made at least 48 hours in advance of your requested visit. 
  • Send all inquiries to hugroupsales@vailresorts.com
  • Minimum group size: 20
  • All ages: $10
  • One complimentary ticket per 20 purchased
Click here to view our 2019-20 Adventure Guide

NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation requires that any group larger than 20 people obtain a permit to hike on state land (which includes the trail to the Hunter Mountain Fire Tower). The group leader should contact NYS DEC Forester Vicki Cross either at vicki.cross@dec.ny.gov​ or call 607-652-3613 at least a week in advance of the proposed hike to apply for a permit.