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post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
I'll be there by myself - let me know if you want to meet up.
post #2 of 16
I'll let you know if I manage to snag a ride from Manhattan, though right now it looks like I'm aiming for Saturday myself.
post #3 of 16
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Sounds good.  I saw your thread, but Sunday is the only day I can make it this weekend.  Plus, the crowds are typically a bit lighter than Saturdays.
post #4 of 16
I'm not sure if you're aware, but Saturday is Hunter's 50th Birthday party at the mountain.  I'm not sure what else that means, but it will likely be more crowded than a usual Saturday.  I saw something where they will be open until 10:00 (for skiing??).  The good thing is there will be prizes and food.
http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/more_sports/hunter_to_throw_th_birthday_party_7dm66Jt3mJ6fERYi37joxO
post #5 of 16
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I'm hoping that means lots of people up late drinking Saturday night and not in the mood for first chair on Sunday. I don't think they have lights or enough to ski with, so I don't think they'll be skiing till 10.
post #6 of 16
That was my strategy for New Years Day at Windham and it worked pretty well.  Wish I could join you but next Sunday actually works better for me.  Looks like they may get a dusting Saturday night.
post #7 of 16
Newbie to the forum here, but I was there today. Was there at 9 a.m., and actually met with minimal crowds. I skied with only one ski buddy, and I don't think we waited longer than 2-3 minutes in the lift line. Pretty sure the wind/cold (was 16 degrees at the base) kept a lot of people out, as well as 2 race events going on hogging up some of the trails. Managed to get a lot of runs in for the 6-7 hours I was there for.

Tomorrow you should see even smaller crowds if the weather stays chilly.
post #8 of 16
Sounds like a good day.  How were the conditions?  I'll bet a lot of people were gearing up for the J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS game.

BTW, this name thing is going to be confusing.
post #9 of 16
LOL, yea I noticed that when I typed my response last night. Conditions are packed powder/ice. Bring some good carvers, and you're set. The only wind that was bad was near the top near the black runs off the Belt Parkway (I never remember the names of the runs). Bring a face mask (which I forgot), and you shoud be fine!

The best powder of the day was actually on the Belt Parkway, which was relatively empty...
post #10 of 16
do any of you guys go up to hunter on the weekdays? weekday is where it's at for hunter and windham.  NO HUMANS!
post #11 of 16
Every now and then I make it up there during the weekday. I still have about a week left worth of vacation from last year, so I'll try to make some 4 day weekends out of it. Usually stay at a bed and breakfast in Tannersville when I do though.
post #12 of 16
I only go weekdays. I have a season pass. I was there thursday and it was great.

If anyone is going during the week send me a pm. I always need an excuse to go.


Johnny
Edited by johnnysdg - 1/11/10 at 5:08pm
post #13 of 16
Thread Starter 
Good day as described by NorEasterSkier (the 2 of you in this thread makes it WAY too confusing!).

Anyways, anyone who tells you that you have to wait in liftlines on a weekend at Hunter a) Didn't follow me today and b) Has some unnatural attraction to the 2 quads that leave from the main base area.  It was cold as described, which kept some people away/inside. But there still was a fair number of people there (most of which had that unnatural lift attraction mentioned earlier).  I probably took close to 30 lift rides today - 3 of them I waited for not more than 5 chairs in front of me.  ALL of the rest were ski on with no one in front of me.  Snow was pretty good for Hunter, especially early when it was great.  Certain parts got scraped off and hard as the day progressed, but that clear ice that sometimes shows up in those parts was not much to be found.
post #14 of 16
 well hunter certainly gets skied off, and is the only mountain around here that i've had collisions on.  idk usually way too many people. wimndham has been perfect.  last monday was the best with 4-8 inches of fresh pow.  thursday and fdriday were awesome too.  i'm a total ski bum and have a season at windham and the lift card for hunter.  hunter is definitely better early season, but now it's windham's game.

hey johnny, where do you drive from? perhaps i could carpool, i'm always looking for a ride! i'll pay gas/bring lunches!

i'm on the other side of the river right on the red hook side of the kingston rhinecliff..
post #15 of 16
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 well hunter certainly gets skied off, and is the only mountain around here that i've had collisions on.  idk usually way too many people. wimndham has been perfect.  last monday was the best with 4-8 inches of fresh pow.  thursday and fdriday were awesome too.  i'm a total ski bum and have a season at windham and the lift card for hunter.  hunter is definitely better early season, but now it's windham's game.

hey johnny, where do you drive from? perhaps i could carpool, i'm always looking for a ride! i'll pay gas/bring lunches!

i'm on the other side of the river right on the red hook side of the kingston rhinecliff..

I don't know... I've always liked Hunter a lot better than Windham. Conditions tend to be better with more challenging runs in my personal experiences.
post #16 of 16
 depends on your style.  i have a hard time dealing with crowds.  i like to ski the trail like i own it, and it's easy to do when you're the only one on it.  everyone up here's been saying how great the conditions are at windham at moment, hunter was icy and crowded last week.  it has less snowmaking than hunter by a ratio of 1 to 10, but they got 2 inches of fresh a day for almost 10 days straight.  and the average trail width is much bigger so i find i can ride powder skied to the side on the edge of any trail.  i find some nice bumps right on the edge to send me over bushes or a couple dozen feet of trail.

hunter is far superior early season and when nature isn't helpful, and the terrain is more diverse.  equal vertical... hunter's loaded with money, and being poor myself, i guess i just like cheering for the underdog. i ski 40 days a year for 200 dollars at windham and i never wait in line, i park close, and have the trail to myself.  i'm sort of a zen skier, in the perfect world, i would be the only guy on the hill.
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