Hunter, NY – New York State Police indicate that a New Jersey man died while skiing at Hunter Mountain on Monday, the second death at the Catskill Mountains ski resort in less than a month.
Zachary T. Thompson, 20, of Cream Ridge, N.J., was skiing the double-black diamond Racer’s Edge trail at Hunter when he lost control and struck several trees bordering the run.
“Thompson was extricated by the ski patrol and then treated by Greene County Paramedics and Hunter area ambulance personnel before being pronounced deceased,” a New York State Police press release indicates. “State Police are currently treating the matter as an accidental fall and do not suspect any foul play.”
An autopsy is scheduled for a later date.
Last month, skier Edwin Wood, 58, lost control on Hunter Mountain’s Annapurna trail and also died after striking several trees.