Skier dies at Hunter Mountain; second fatality this season

The State Police at Catskill are investigating the death of Zachary T. Thompson, 20, of Cream Ridge, NJ, at Hunter Mountain Ski Center earlier today.

Thompson was skiing on the Racers Edge trail, a double black diamond (expert) trail.  Thompson lost control and slid before leaving the trail and striking several trees.  He was extricated by the ski patrol and then treated by Greene County Paramedics and Hunter area ambulance personnel before being pronounced deceased.  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.

An earlier accident on Feb. 8 claimed the life of an Orange County man.