Hunter Mountain, NY announced today that they will not hold their annual Oktoberfest celebrations. They didn’t list a specific reason for the cancellation, but some in the comments are speculating it’s related to Vail Resorts budget cuts, and others think it could be a COVID-related decision.
Either way, the Hunter Mountain faithful are unhappy. Just read the comments on the post. You’ll see what I mean.
I will say it’s a little questionable if Hunter had to make a ‘difficult decision’ to cancel Oktoberfest due to COVID-19 concerns considering the event is held outside. I’m guessing it’s either to do with staffing shortages, or just some classic Vail corporate overlord budget cuts.