Four. New. Glades.
We have been steadily releasing information on the Hunter North expansion since we started construction this past April. Now just over 100 days into the project, we have finished cutting our five new trails, begun grading operations across the new terrain, digging foundations for snow guns and lift towers, and installing infrastructure to supply the area with power and water.
During this time, our crews continuously thought about the trees lining the trails, and the more we heard from our loyal guests and season passholders, the more we considered taking advantage of what will be some of the most unique skiing and riding Hunter Mountain has to offer.
You might have seen an article posted by Freeskier Magazine with information about Hunter North including a few details you hadn’t heard from us, so without further ado, we are excited to announce that we are officially including four new gladed areas on Hunter North! These four new glades will add up to 37 additional acres of development, bringing the new total skiable acreage on Hunter North from 43 to 80 acres thereby increasing Hunter Mountain’s total skiable acreage by a third. At this time, we estimate three of the four glades will be rated as intermediate terrain and one as expert terrain.
Brendan Ryan, VP of Projects for Peak Resorts stated, “Glades one, two and three will be adjacent to the wide-open groomers of Hunter North. We are going to thin these out so that they are family-friendly places to explore in the woods where the kids can build up their skills. Glade four is the smallest of the glades, but what it might lack in size it makes up for in the steepness of its pitch and will be catered more to our expert skiers and riders. Glade 4 is my personal favorite, and I’m really looking forward to seeing how it skis this winter!”
Ryan went on to say that all the thinning of the glades is being done by a team of expert sawyers from Hunter’s sister mountain Mount Snow, which features over 100 acres of glades.
Our trail cutting teams have already started clearing trees in the new gladed areas, and as they make progress, we’ll continue to share photos and videos. The excitement doesn’t stop here; in the coming months you can expect even more announcements as we continue releasing trail names! If you missed it, this past Wednesday we announced “Overlook” - click here to read about the announcement and watch the video preview. As always, stay tuned for the most up to date information, continued video coverage and announcements by following us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and right here on our blog!