Originally Posted by SKI-3PO
Windham is a much better intermediate mountain - Hunter is a better advanced mountain. I generally prefer Hunter and would have gone there today, but I was using 1 of the tickets I have leftover from a Windham/Hunter ticket card I got pre-season. I hadn't been there in years, so it was nice to get back. Their new last season high speed quad on the East Peak is a nice addition.
This is a good commentary. I just visited both for first time in 23 yrs. I thought it was interesting how 1500-1600 feet of vertical skis differently from Windham West, Windham East and Hunter Front Face. I like the circuitous route and breaks in pitch which a bunch of the Hunter runs take from the top down to main base, but the cliffs and curves are deathly crowd funnels on busy days. The approx 1100 vertical feet of the Hunter West runs seem a little more challenging than anything at Windham with some good stretches of bumps. Many of the black runs at Windham are like big playground slides. They are largely straight ahead and start steep then gradually flatten for a lengthy run to the base. Probably great for straight lining or high speed carves on quiet days.
Why does Windham apparently have so many more private homes adjacent to slopes? Is it outside Catskill Park restrictions? The terrain park on lower Windham East had a few huckable boulders in it. Anyone know if they were naturally there or dragged there by machine. Pretty cool element I must say.