When is hunter mountain opening? On January 9, 1960, Hunter Mountain opened for the first time with the original "B" Lift in operation.Where is hunter mountain in new york? Hunter Mountain (ski area) Hunter Mountain is a ski resort located about three hours north west of New York City in Hunter, New York. It features a 1,600-foot (488 m) vertical drop. From its inception in the late 1950s, the management of Hunter Mountain has employed extensive snowmaking facilities.What is the elevation of hunter mountain? Hunter Mountain is in the towns of Hunter and Lexington, just south of the village of Hunter, in Greene County, New York, United States. At approximately 4,040 feet (1,231 m) in elevation, it is the highest peak in the county and the second-highest peak in the Catskill Mountains.