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Hunter Mountain is the Catskills’ eminent day-tripper destination for downstate New Yorkers is on the cusp of its most exciting season in years. Parent company Peak Resorts is investing $9 million into the mountain known for its legit expert terrain, a big deal for Manhattanites who schlep nearly three hours to get to the closest resort with a respectable vertical drop. Got newbies? Hunter One is for them. If you’ve come for the tough stuff, beeline to the F Lift and Hunter West, stat.
Five new intermediate trails and 37 acres of glades, served by a high-speed quad, open at Hunter for the 2018-’19 season—the first expansion in 15 years. The new terrain sits between the mountain’s frontside and the expert Hunter West pod.