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Hunter Mountain

Hunter Mountain

Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

152

Rank in
Region

13

Rank in
State

2

Best time for snow at
Hunter Mountain
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts
Last 10 Days of Snowfall at Hunter Mountain

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
Friday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Saturday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Sunday
Day
0"
Night
0-1"
Monday
Day
0"
Night
0-1"
Tuesday
Day
0-1"
Night
0-1"
True Snow: 125" per year
Snow Quality Rank

179

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Dump Potential Rank

108

Hunter Mountain is ranked No. 108 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

6.0%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

1.0%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

55.0%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

108

Hunter Mountain is ranked No. 108 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

179

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Total Snow Score

This score accounts for total snow quantity, its moisture content, the resort's latitude, elevation, and its slope aspects, which affect total snow preservation.

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Core Strengths of Hunter Mountain

Core Strengths
Expert
rank
107
score
34.0
Travel Ease
rank
108
score
46.6
Snow Volume
rank
108
score
48.9

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

1600 ft

3200 ft
Base Elevation: 1600 ft

Slope Aspects

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A Few Words On The Snow

If you're waiting for a powder day at Hunter Mountain, then you might have a long wait. Only 6.0% of winter days see more than 6 inches of snowfall, which means, on average, you'll have to spend 10 days or more mining the slopes at Hunter Mountain to score that one great day. It could be worse, however. You could be muskie fishing.

Skiing at Hunter Mountain is about getting outside, ripping up the slope, eating chili dogs and getting in as much vertical as you can. It's not about big dumps. And that's okay. This place is about honing your skills for that trip to Snowbird or Alaska. With only 1.0% of months at Hunter Mountain getting more than 90 inches of snow, this isn't the place to set up your powderhound shack.

Drought Potential

The snow at Hunter Mountain can disappear often enough that you may want to pack extra snow beads when taking a trip here. A good number of months, 55.0% to be exact, see less than 30 inches of snow. If you're banking on snow and you're boarding a plane for a week at Hunter Mountain, you should temper your expectations. This is a place where winter drought can grab hold of the weather pattern for long periods, as 55.0% of the winter months here see less than 30 inches of snow.

Getting to Hunter Mountain, if you're flying in

The stretch from the Albany, NY airport takes a modest drive of 74 minutes, not enough for your legs to fall asleep before you stretch out in the parking lot.