Hunter Mountain on Monday. (photo: Hunter Mountain)

Another Skier Dies at Hunter Mountain

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.

Hunter Mountain on Monday. (photo: Hunter Mountain)
Hunter Mountain on Monday. (photo: Hunter Mountain)

“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.

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