Hunter Mountain Ski Area will become the third-largest ski area in New York State from next season with the installation of a major new lift and the opening of associated new terrain in what is being dubbed the Hunter North project.
According to the resort’s owners Peak Resorts the Hunter North project is the largest ski area expansion in over 15 years and will expand Hunter Mountain’s skiable terrain by 80 acres, encompassing five new trails and four new gladed skiing areas, thereby driving a one-third increase in the total acreage Hunter has to offer and making Hunter the third largest ski area in New York by number of trails.
These five new trails, including four intermediate trails and one beginner trail, will be serviced by a fully automated snowmaking system and a new high-speed six-person chair lift as well as a new entrance to the resort off Route 23a that leads to 250 additional parking spaces.
Russ Coloton, General Manager at Hunter Mountain, commented, “Hunter North is a game-changer for Hunter Mountain as it dramatically expands our winter offerings and adds variety to our terrain. Featuring predominantly intermediate terrain serviced by the yet-to-be-named high-speed six-person chair lift, Hunter North will allow our resort to broaden its appeal and improve on-mountain traffic flows over the course of the winter season. Views from the additional terrain are spectacular and I am confident that visitors to Hunter Mountain this winter will enjoy an unrivalled skiing and riding experience.”
Peak Resorts are also working on a new base lodge at a second resort they operate, Mount Snow in Vermont, and say the two projects combined represent approximately $32 million in upgrades across the two properties.