Skier lost on Whiteface

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Peter Minde Peter Minde
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Skier lost on Whiteface

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Horrible , hope they find the man . Must  be in the woods
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If they don't find him tonight, he is most likely dead.  I worked at ski resorts for years, and every season at least one person died on the mountain, either from a heart attack or traumatic injury.  It's not uncommon.

Hopefully he's just injured and they will find him very soon.  
Harvey Harvey
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Ugh. I sincerely hope for a miracle.
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
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Harvey wrote
Ugh. I sincerely hope for a miracle.
Agreed. Last night must have been cold up on the mountain with the winds picking up after the low moved on. Fingers crossed.
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So sad to hear.  He was probably just out having fun.  
I recently purchased an InReach tracker and I'm learning how to use it.  I'm an avid skier but not a great skier and being 56 years old and someone who skis alone a lot, I figure that anything can happen.  I'm going to be using it even on the main mountains JUST IN CASE.  I figure that I can always slide off a trail, be alone on a trail too long or something. No, it's not a cure all but I figure why not take advantage of today's technology.  At the end of the day common sense and backcountry skills are most important but why not  add a little edge....

Prayers for the missing skier and his family.
Z Z
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This is not going to have a happy ending unfortunately if he has been gone since Wednesday.  Probably decided to ski the woods alone that were not open.  Pow fever is a dangerous thing.  

And seriously are those the best photos the paper could find of WF
A 7 year old with a cell phone could have shot better photos than that

"It is better to go skiing and think of God, than go to church and think of sport."
Artic Explorer Fridtjof Nansen
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Harvey wrote
Ugh. I sincerely hope for a miracle.
Same --- I can't even imagine

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This is not going to have a happy ending unfortunately if he has been gone since Wednesday.  Probably decided to ski the woods alone that were not open.  Pow fever is a dangerous thing.  
 
Coach, you know that mountain ---- wouldn't you think if he just went to ski the woods they would find him?? I mean he wasn't a local so I'd guess he wouldn't venture into something that wasn't marked as a trail?? Are there areas there that he could've zigged when he should've zagged that would put him in some remote area that they couldn't see during a SAR?? I know places like that exist at Smuggs but I don't know WF well enough to know if that's possible.

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If they haven’t found him yet then he’s dead.
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