Skier deaths at Hunter Mt

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Peter Minde Peter Minde
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Skier deaths at Hunter Mt

Three NJ skiers passed skiing Hunter this winter:

Daily Record: 3 NJ skiers died on Hunter Mountain in 2 months

https://www.dailyrecord.com/story/news/2019/03/19/three-nj-skiers-die-crashes-hunter-mountain-trails-two-months/3209694002/
dmc_hunter dmc_hunter
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It's a shame...  I know the patroller that worked on all 3 of them...  

But the terrain is awesome and advanced intermediate.
Totally rideable - I get on it at least 3 times a week.

Some videos i took this week of Overlook and Twilight.

Twilight video- great intermediate pitch..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5tu6mJFOmc

Overlook video - nice intermediate trail...
http://youtu.be/dnRDwaNjQfE
JasonWx JasonWx
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dmc_hunter wrote
It's a shame...  I know the patroller that worked on all 3 of them...  

But the terrain is awesome and advanced intermediate.
Totally rideable - I get on it at least 3 times a week.

Some videos i took this week of Overlook and Twilight.

Twilight video- great intermediate pitch..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5tu6mJFOmc

Overlook video - nice intermediate trail...
http://youtu.be/dnRDwaNjQfE
I agree and do love the terrain..

The problem lies in the feeder trail "Belt Parkway" witch is also rated intermediate. Most of the riders and skiers on that trail are beginners / low intermediates. They see  the trails rated intermediate and are way over there heads.
"Peace and Love"
dmc_hunter dmc_hunter
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JasonWx wrote
The problem lies in the feeder trail "Belt Parkway" witch is also rated intermediate. Most of the riders and skiers on that trail are beginners / low intermediates. They see  the trails rated intermediate and are way over there heads.
Only Overlook is fed off of Belt Parkway..  
The 2 trails in the article are off Way Out..

I've taken intermediates down Overlook - they get scared but they can handle it..
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All true..Upper Way Out has become quit the shit show too..
not sure I know what the answer is..

I remember in the late 70's , if you came on a bus . You had to go to a ski off to get your lift ticket validated, so you could go to the top of the mountain..
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dmc_hunter dmc_hunter
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JasonWx wrote
All true..Upper Way Out has become quit the shit show too..
not sure I know what the answer is..

I remember in the late 70's , if you came on a bus . You had to go to a ski off to get your lift ticket validated, so you could go to the top of the mountain..
I used to work the bus lot back then and directed people to the tests...
Peter Minde Peter Minde
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@dmc_hunter in e vid of Twilight.

  For the guy who died at 3 PM. We'll never know but I wonder if fatigue was a factor. Late in the day, already a bunch of runs in the legs.
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Peter Minde wrote
@dmc_hunter in e vid of Twilight.

  For the guy who died at 3 PM. We'll never know but I wonder if fatigue was a factor. Late in the day, already a bunch of runs in the legs.
It's possible that happened...

Twilight is a great trail and people should check speed where the slow skiing sign is because there is a bit of a drop..  but it's a solid intermediate trail
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 It "caused him, I believe, to encounter icy conditions not corrected by Hunter Mountain," his aunt said.

Huh?
Peter Minde Peter Minde
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Saratogahalfday wrote
 It "caused him, I believe, to encounter icy conditions not corrected by Hunter Mountain," his aunt said.

Huh?
Agreed, that's kind of a whacked out quote. Yet earlier in the story they said he was a good skier. You're gonna encounter ice in the east.

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