Catskills skiing at Hunter and Windham mountains: Where to go and what to know

February 8, 2012
if you go
GETTING THERE

Hunter Mountain and Windham Mountain are 10 miles apart at the northern edge of New York’s Catskill Mountains, about 350 miles from Washington. Take Interstate 95 north to I-287 north to the New York State Thruway (I-87) north. Hunter: Exit 20 (Saugerties) to Route 32 north to Route 32A west, then to Route 23A west. Windham: Exit 21 (Catskill/Cairo) to Route 23 west.

WHERE TO STAY

Hunter Inn

7433 Main St., Hunter

800-270-3992

www.hunterinn.com

A moderately priced alternative to Hunter’s condos and Kaatskill Mountain Club, 10 minutes away by car. Rates (including continental breakfast): weekends $190-$270; weekdays $110-$160.

Kaatskill Mountain Club

Hunter Mountain

800-486-8376

www.kaatskillmtnclub.com

A full-service, quarter-share condominium and hotel complex, offering ski-in/ski-out convenience. Studio, one-, two-, three- and six-bedroom suites run from $150 to $800 per night.

WHERE TO EAT

Catskill Mountain Country Store and Restaurant

5510 Route 23 (Main Street), Windham

518-734-3387

www.catskillmtncountrystore.com

One of the region’s best places for breakfast ($6-$12). Also serves lunch.

Van Winkle’s Restaurant and Bar

Kaatskill Mountain Club

Offers eclectic comfort and pub food for breakfast, lunch and dinner ($13.99-$26.99).

WHAT TO DO

Hunter Mountain

800-486-8376

www.huntermtn.com

Lift tickets: adult one day, $68 weekends and holidays, $58 weekdays; ages 13-18, $61 and $52; ages 7-12 and seniors, $47 and $38; age 6 and younger, $10 and free.

Windham Mountain

800-754-9463

www.windhammountain.com

Lift tickets: weekends and holidays, adult (13 and older) $72; junior (7-12) $58; 6 and younger $10; weekdays, adult $52; junior $37; 6 and younger $10.

I.C.

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