Originally Posted by skskskier
omg omg omg been w8ing for this!!! i'll give you a guide as an expert skier. actually, of all the trails i've done!!!
From the summit, you can head down Hellgate, which is a moderate steep black and is the iciest run on the mountain and 2nd most crowded. Or, you can head down the beltpark way, a blue, which has a few steeper pitches, but relatively flat, narrow, crowded, and a great cruiser. You can also head down East Side Drive, which is a very unsteep black, can be easily handled by higher level intermidiates. You can also hop down on the summit with Upper K27, hosts a steeper pitch than the average black at the top, but mellows out, being a Double Black Mogul Run. If you don't want to drop down the main face, you can also gain access to Hunter West on the summit. Claire's Way, a pain in the behind with krazy ice all over, is pretty steep with moguls. On Hunter West you can also do Annapurna, a moderately steep double black with gigantic moguls the size of around 5 feet. Westway is never open but is very steep and wide with moguls on Hunter West. Hunter West has a very good reputation for extremely tough terrain.
The Belt can lead to White Cloud, a steep blue that is really fun that is very windy and also Way Out, a steep black that is really fun that is windy! From HellGate you can do The Cliff, a very steep and very icy black, and I don't like it, and you can also do Heuga Express, a moderately steep black that is left uncrowded at times, crowded at other times. At the bottom of Heuga, you can do Drop Off, a very unsteep black, more of a narrow and harder blue. From East Side Drive you can take Minya Konka, which starts off as a extremely steep chute that is very double diamond for about 20 feet. The top of East Side Drive and Upper K27 end at the same place, where you can either take the infamous Lower K27, a 35 continious degrees trail that is very narrow with larger bumps, the hardest run on the mountain BY FAR, or keep taking East Side Drive. East Side Drive can lead to Milky Way, a moderately steeper black.
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HellGate can also lead to an unsteep (20-25 degrees) double black run with giant moguls, Upper Crossover. East Side Drive, Minya Konka, and Upper Crossover all end at Crossover, a crowded and icy black run that is moderately steep. Lower K27, Crossover, and Milky Way end up at the F Lift, which is a no liftline non high speed chairlift; a great way to get back up the mountain on a crowded day at Hunter. From the bottom of HellGate, you can take Racer's Edge, a steep double black with baby moguls at the top where it is unsteep, and icy and big moguls where it is very steep. You can also take Broadway to the F Lift. From Broadway you can take Eisenhower, a very steep black (steepest on mountain), the racing trail at Hunter, Gun Hill Road, an interesting, left usually empty blue run that is moderately steep for a blue. Kennedy is the perfect blue cruiser run, which starts at the bottom of the F Lift, being wide and a lesser steep blue but the fall line is longer than the other blues, with the exception of Gun Hill Road (GHR is all one hill!). These are pretty much all the trails I've done.
Overall, Hunter in terms of terrain, Hunter is a great mountain full of steeps and moguls, yet remember that the mogul trails tend to be very icy EXCEPT Lower K27 and Annapurna because they are very uncrowded.
Steepest Trail: Lower K27
Steepest Black: Eisonhower Drive
Least Steep Double Black: Upper Crossover
Least Steep Black: East Side Drive
Iciest Run on the Mt: Claire's Way
Best Conditioned Moguls: Annapurna
Biggest Moguls: Annapurna
Worst Conditioned Moguls: Claire's Way
Smallest Moguls: Top of Racer's Edge
Most Crowded: HellGate
Narrowest Run: Annapurna
Widest Run: Westway
Most of these are opinion wise.