Date: January 26, 2013
Conditions: Man-made packed powd...
Hunter Mountain is a ski resort located about three hours up the New York State Thruway (I-87) north-northwest of New York City. It features a 1,600-foot (488 m) vertical drop.
From its inception in the late 1950s, the management of Hunter Mountain has employed extensivesnowmaking facilities. Hunter was the first ski destination in the state of New York to install snow-making, the first in the world with top-to-bottom snow-making, and the first in the world to have 100-percent snow-making coverage of the mountain.
The resort offers snow tubing and snowshoeing as well skiing. Hunter Mountain also features two terrain parks and holds freestyle events throughout the ski season.