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Hunter Mountain--It's First Glade

post #1 of 19
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Yes, at Hunter, it is true! The Milky Glades, double black tree terrain, is to the side of Milky Way and the bottom and MUCH easier part of Lower K27!!! First official glade for Hunter!

Discuss.
post #2 of 19
I'll be there Sunday for a look. Not much of a tree skier though.
post #3 of 19
that has to be the first new trail at Hunter I ever remember.
post #4 of 19
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that has to be the first new trail at Hunter I ever remember.
In my relative brief skiing history, I have been witness to Hunter permanently closing off a trail.
post #5 of 19
cool, ill be there on Jan 6
post #6 of 19
I'll be there tomorrow...pretty excited about it.
post #7 of 19
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I'll be there Sunday for a look. Not much of a tree skier though.
I used to think that way too. Until I realized thats where the POW is.
post #8 of 19
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I may go tomorrow. But anyways, The Milky Glades aren't open . It stinks how there's no double blacks open yet (presumably Upper Crossover, top of Claire's Way, or Racer's Edge). Upper K27 doesn't count... it doesn't have moguls yet. Here's some pics from the site (looks like good coverage!): East Side Drive

Upper K27 (does it have moguls? can't tell!)

Another East Side Drive pic:

Older pic from 11/24, I wonder what trail!!! Looks Niiiiiiice!
post #9 of 19
I haven't been to Huntah in a couple of years and I have to say..I miss it. It is a shame, this mountain has sooo much potential, if they could only open the ridge above Hunter One.
post #10 of 19
Hunter is a very fun mountain. Those pictures capture it's quirky layout. Thanks.
post #11 of 19
As I understand it, the run has always been there, just not named.
post #12 of 19
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Yeah it was an unofficial glade. LOL, I was looking for the glades last time I went there... couldn't find any. I didn't go skiing yesterday (Saturday) at Hunter, but instead went skiing at a small mountain from 5-9 PM, night skiing, at Thunder Ridge.
post #13 of 19
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As I understand it, the run has always been there, just not named.
Yup, a few others in that area as well...

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Originally Posted by Philpug
I haven't been to Huntah in a couple of years and I have to say..I miss it. It is a shame, this mountain has sooo much potential, if they could only open the ridge above Hunter One.
Never going to happen, but the expansion over on the West Side may actually happen within the next couple of years, which would be great. In the meantime...they've got the best terrain in the area.
post #14 of 19
Too little too late. Would have been useful when I was a teenager. We were always looking for a place to light up at Hunter.
post #15 of 19
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Yup, a few others in that area as well...



Never going to happen, but the expansion over on the West Side may actually happen within the next couple of years, which would be great. In the meantime...they've got the best terrain in the area.
It really is a shame, that could make Hunter explode and would be good for all the town folk too. A win/win.
post #16 of 19
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It really is a shame, that could make Hunter explode and would be good for all the town folk too. A win/win.
Yup, but the land is in the "Forever Wild" area, and I believe the state said no to trading it for another parcel of land Hunter owns. They do own the land for the expansion on the West Side though, so there shouldn't be any major obstacles to it happening at some point in the future.
post #17 of 19
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Yup, but the land is in the "Forever Wild" area, and I believe the state said no to trading it for another parcel of land Hunter owns. They do own the land for the expansion on the West Side though, so there shouldn't be any major obstacles to it happening at some point in the future.
And doesn't that create only double black expert terrain? Because all there is is double black expert 30 degrees pitches on the west side. I would like a long blue over there and a New England style black over there, plus a high speed six pack. But all the terrain over there is damn steep 30 degrees! How could they get a blue over there?
post #18 of 19
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And doesn't that create only double black expert terrain? Because all there is is double black expert 30 degrees pitches on the west side. I would like a long blue over there and a New England style black over there, plus a high speed six pack. But all the terrain over there is damn steep 30 degrees! How could they get a blue over there?
Here's the best plan I could find online. Basically, at least to begin with, just a trail or two, along with a connector back to the main peak. The new lift would be going probably 100-200 vertical ft above the current peak. http://www.powderhound.org/images/HUNTER_PLAN.jpg

I doubt the trail shown there would be a blue, but a single diamond seems likely.
post #19 of 19
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And doesn't that create only double black expert terrain? Because all there is is double black expert 30 degrees pitches on the west side. I would like a long blue over there and a New England style black over there, plus a high speed six pack. But all the terrain over there is damn steep 30 degrees! How could they get a blue over there?
Yeah it is, you should feel what its like to bully it the whole way down.....what a rush:
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