Posted: Jan 18, 2010 - 10:23 AM GMT
Edited: Jan 18, 2010 - 10:24 AM GMT
I grew up in New York, but had never skied Hunter. Here's a REPORT ON MY TRIP TO HUNTER Jan. 11-13.
To supplement that info: Hunter had made a ton of snow through December, and was resting its snow guns so far in January.
The area has lots of easy terrain, and lots of hard terrain, with only a limited amount of intermediate terrain. They know that, and see it as something to address in coming years. Hunter had a really impressive terrain park, as well.
Thanks, Rick. Hunter's eight antique compressors are really beautiful pieces of machinery. They look a little bit like the engine room of the Nautilus in Disney's "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea." David Slutsky said they work as efficiently as modern compressors, but would cost way too much to make today.
Nice article. And agreed on the terrain: Beginners and experts go to Hunter, Intermediates to Windham. However, I don't think they'll be able to change that much in the future, even if the West Side expansion was all intermediate, it'll still be a mainly expert mountain.
As for the snowmaking, it's a fantastic sight, and that combined with good terrain within 3hrs of Central NJ, is why I go there.