Hunter Mountain Ski Area Snowboarding
The 2nd most popular snowboarding destination in New York.
Thursday 23 June 2016 04:11 GMT
Southwest of Albany near Tannersville, the Hunter Mountain Ski Area has 240 boardable acres with a 1,600 feet vertical drop, that is popular for snowboarding. They have 100% snow-making capability and produce about 100 inches of snow a year! Just get there early before the man-made stuff sloughs off revealing the base ice.
On a Pow-Day, take the SnowLite lift for laps on Hellgate or Racers Edge.
Special note: Hunter Mountain backs up to a state forest with legal backcountry riding.
For nightlife, check out Tequillas on SR23A or Slopes in Tannersville.
Directions: Albany - Est. Time: 1 Hour 10 Minutes NY Thruway south to Exit 21 (Catskill), turn left after exit and go to Rt. 9W (about 2 miles); take Rt. 9W south to Rt. 23A; take Rt. 23A west to Hunter Mountain.
Overall, Hunter Mountain Ski Area is the 2nd most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 15 snowboarding resorts in New York. Several of the better snowboarding resorts are nearby Hunter Mountain Ski Area including Belleayre Mountain Ski Area, Plattekill Mountain Ski Area and Windham Mountain Ski Area.