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Hi, I am looking to ski this friday the 23rd but cant decide where to go.  I live in NJ and have narrowed it down to pretty much Jack Frost and Hunter, as both are only about 2 hours away, but I have have never skied at either of them.  How is the terrain for an advanced to expert skier?  If any one has gone this year how is the snow and coverage? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for any help.

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Hunter's much better for more advanced terrain, imo. Only did Jack Frost once, but Hunter is a bigger mountain with more to offer. If the distance is the same, Hunter, hands down. Tends to be crowded on weekends, but that's true at any NY/NJ/PA resort. I think it's Hunter West that's almost all black terrain, so it tends to be less crowded and more fun.

 

Don't know about conditions.

post #3 of 8
Hunter.
post #4 of 8

Considering the rain we got today, conditions probably wont be the best at either.  Both have limited terrain open due to the warm temps.  Hunter is hands down a better mountain and the best skiing south of VT, especially if you're looking for steeps. 

 

I would look closer to home until conditions improve and more terrain is open.  Then I definitely would make the trip to Hunter.  Make it a week day to avoid the crazy weekend crowds. 

post #5 of 8

I was looking at Hunter conditions recently.  West appears to have some trails opening up, but it is warm there again sigh.. Not sure if it will hold.

It is a great place to ski, the best skier mountain in the tri state area IMO.  Lots of drunks to dodge though.  On a less crowded day it can be pretty good.

 

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sounds like hunter.  There really is not much open closer to home.  Do you think that the crowds will be bad at hunter on friday?  (side note: any info on snow conditions would be greatly appreciated.)

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sounds like hunter.  There really is not much open closer to home.  Do you think that the crowds will be bad at hunter on friday?  (side note: any info on snow conditions would be greatly appreciated.)



Conditions not looking good Friday unless the temps eek a little colder.  10 degrees colder would be really good, but looking like lots of rain Thursday night..

 

Hunter Snow Conditions

 

Weather Forecast

 

Regardless, I'd fight the crowds and ski that mess Friday if I wasn't working and still lived up that way..

 

post #8 of 8

There will be NO crowds at Hunter this Friday, Saturday, or Sunday or any other ski area. 

 

The bad news is the snow trail conditions was not great.  I was at Hunter on Tuesday where conditions were frozen granular, with ice.  Excellent foot massage and teeth chartering  ski conditions on frozen roller bearings. Unfortunately the frozen roller bearings were not at all round. Hellgate, The Cliff, and Minya were the main trails off the top that were open.  Intermediate Belt Parkway is also open.   Minya was fun with big rollers made of ice that was somewhat edgeable.  Hunter West opened up today.   With the rain and probably a refreeze be careful over there.  There will be no new man made snow by Friday.  Remote possibility of natural snow Thursday night.   Good luck.  Conditions should be fast.  yahoo.gif

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