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✈ Keeping Kosher in Hunter, NY (Hunter Mountain)

Contributed by: Charlie Shrem | Last Date of Travel: February 2009

Kosher Info: The town is Exit 20 off the NY State Thruway and is relatively small. There are several supermarkets and mini marts which sell kosher snacks and kosher Tradition soups.  Harris’s Happy Hunter Hideaway is a Glatt kosher bed and breakfast on Main Street just one mile from the Hunter Mountain Ski Lodge. The kosher B&B serves three meals a day, certified kosher by Rabbi Moshe Bomzer of the Capital District Vaad HaKashruth in Albany. (Rabbi Bomzer was appointed to the Rabbinical Council of America’s Rabbinic Kashrut Committee.) Meals are included in the room rates. The “Shabbos Ski Package” includes a light Friday lunch, Friday night dinner, Shabbat morning kiddush, full Shabbat lunch, Seudah Shlishit, Saturday night BBQ and Sunday Morning country breakfast.

Tourist Info: The main attraction in town is Hunter Mountain Ski / Snowboard All equipment can be rented there and the slopes are open from 8am-4pm, however, check the site before going to see if they are open. You can also rent snowmobiles down Main street but I would not recommend it because they are fairly dangerous.

Jewish Info:
There are no known mikvahs or shuls. However, the town is very close to Monsey, NY and the rest of the Catskill area, which are ample with Jewish life.