Hunter Mountain to expand trails, add parking and chairlift
Daniel Zuckerman is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media the owner of Hunter Mountain announced last week its plans to expand the resort's skiable acreage by approximately 25 to 30 percent. Peak Resorts said in a statement the expansion will include the addition of intermediate trails between the Main Face and Hunter West areas on land already owned by the resort. A parking area and detachable high-speed chairlift will also be built. The project is expected to cost around $9 million and Peaks hopes to have it finished by the start of the 2018-2019 ski season. The expansion has been an idea floated for years and Hunter’s goal is to increase its intermediate terrains, Hunter Mountain Marketing Director Katie O’Connor said. “It’s very exciting for our us and our guests,” O’Connor said. “It’s the first time in years and years we’ve added trails.” The resort will file an application with the Hunter Planning Board, and work with the state Department of Environmental Conservation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection on the project. Read the full story at Hudson Valley 360 [dot] com.