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

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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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