Skier killed at Hunter Mountain

Report or discuss current events in the Catskill Mountains.

Skier killed at Hunter Mountain

New postby dave » Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:30 pm

On Saturday, March 9, 2019 a skier was killed at Hunter Mountain while skiing down an Intermediate trail called, "Rip's Return". He was pronounced dead where he hit the tree. Police have identified him as Edware Chu, age 24, of New Jersey. He was skiing very fast down the trial, when he caught an edge and lost control. He then slid into a tree. He was wearing a helmet. The accident occurred around 2:45pm in the afternoon. He was skiing with his family.

It should be noted that most skiing fatalities occur when expert skiers are skiing down intermediate slope at a high rate of speed and hit a tree or other solid object. Helmets are absolutely worthless when skiers strike a solid unmovable object, such as, a tree or rock.
User avatar
Posts: 540
Joined: Mon Aug 10, 2009 3:14 pm
Location: Acra New York

Return to News in the Catskill Mountains

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests