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Photo by Robert Swanson
Photo by Robert Swanson

Hunter Mountain is a ski resort in the northern Catskill Mountains of New York State consisting of three separate mountains. There are 53 trails and 11 lifts with a vertical drop of 1600 feet. Photo taken by Robert Swanson http://www. ... A ski area is a place where one goes to participate in the sports of skiing and snowboarding. ... Catskill Escarpment and Blackhead Range as seen from Overlook Mountain The Catskill Mountains, a natural area in New York State northwest of New York City and southwest of Albany, are not, despite their popular name, true geological mountains, but rather a mature dissected plateau, an uplifted region that was subsequently... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki Official languages None Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ...

The west peak is dominated by double black diamonds, the most challenging runs on any given mountain. These runs are very steep and because of the nature of snow and skiing in the northeast, often become virtual ice sheets. The eastern portions of the ski area are populated with mostly blues and greens, which range from intermediate to easy.

Hunter is well known for their snow making prowess, and has been called (possibly only by Hunter Mountain marketing) “The Snow Making Capitol of the World.” [1]. Hunter has 60+ miles of snow making pipe, with a snow making of 40 tones of snow per minute. In a typical season they convert half a billion gallons of water into snow. Since its inception, Hunter has been at the forefront of snow making technology. It was the first to have total snow making coverage for the entire mountain, as well as the first resort with automated snow making. A snow cannon is a device used to make artificial snow. ...

Hunter Mountain inspired a ski resort in Japan near Tokyo with the same name that announced its arrival in advertising by stating “A New York Ski Area Has Arrived!” [2] The modern skyline of Tokyo is highly decentralized. ...

External links

  • Hunter Mountain
  • Hunter Mountain Shiobara (inspired Japanese resort with the same name)
  • GoSki.com entry for Hunter Mountain
  • Unofficial Hunter Mountain Messageboard

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Hunter Mountain (333 words)
The mountain sports an elevation of 3200 feet and a vertical drop of 1600 feet, with 53 trails and 11 lifts, 35 miles of trails over 240 skiable acres with 100% snowmaking capacity and terrain spread over 3 mountains: Hunter Mountain, Hunter One and Hunter West.
Hunter's nationally recognized award winning Ski & Snowboarding School, implementing unique and effective learn-to-ski and ride programs, is part of the 33000 sq-ft Learning Center, built in 2001, a custom ski and ride center designed with visitor ease and convenience in mind.
Hunter Mountain is easy to reach - just 2 hours' drive from Manhattan and 45 minutes from the state capital, Albany - located 15 miles from the New York State Thruway Exit 21.
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