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    Quote Originally Posted by skiwhizzer View Post
    A person died on Feb 2, Rips Return accident.
    Yeah that one, not sure, will have to wait to see if it's in the news.
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    Its in his obituary.

    Edward Allen Chu, age 24, passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2019; after injuries sustained in a tragic skiing accident in Hunter NY. He was born in Jersey City; Edward had spent most of his life in Warren, NJ.

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    Shame, did not see this, It's in a NJ Paper. Hunter has a problem on their hands! Seems catch fencing is the solution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichT View Post
    Shame, did not see this, It's in a NJ Paper. Hunter has a problem on their hands! Seems catch fencing is the solution.
    People just have to be really aware of what they're getting into over there. Patrol didn't open North and West till noon or so today. I was one of the first down it, and it was hard as a rock thanks to the melt-freeze but just about edgeable. Went back down Overlook later on, around 2ish, and it had softened up quite a bit, but got to witness my friend fall and slide about 150 yards. Luckily she was nearer to the middle of the trail and wasn't in danger of hitting anything. No real harm done but it did shake her up a bit and contributed to her calling it a day early. The spitting rain also helped us both make that decision.

  5. #485
    Grooming in the morning would help make more granular, chopped up snow and avoid that frozen solid flat surface you get from grooming at night. They do that at other mountains when the melt freeze happens and it helps.

  6. #486
    After skiing twilight a few days after it inaugurated, I knew this is going to be a challenging run (especially from what looked like a blue run), mostly in the sudden change in pitch and then the big left turn. Trying to ride stay on a fast carve, its a big compression left turn while heading towards the trees on the right when the trail turns left, and then a right turn as I see the trees fast approaching from the left, not helped by washboard bumps left over from freezovers and rushed grooming. Tried a few more times to find the best line, but then later runs, I found the best way is just to ease on the compression turn and instead straighten the skis to ride out the runout. The wife doesn't think it is an dangerous trail, but then she isn't skiing at the breakneck speed.

    Rip doesn't seem challenging, maybe its the 'blue' symbol on that trail lures the belt parkway type of blue trail skiers.

  7. #487
    Quote Originally Posted by da-bum View Post
    The wife doesn't think it is an dangerous trail, but then she isn't skiing at the breakneck speed.
    When I skied Twilight for the first time on Monday afternoon I was surprised how steep the pitch is there- imho many other areas would rate it a double black. There also wasn't much traffic so it was enjoyable. However when I skied its neighbor Overlook there were quite a few riders who were just pointing their boards straight down the middle leaving me in the dust. The surface was fast so it was concerning to watch- I kept thinking it's a good thing that the trail is so wide. I stayed to the side and gladly gave up the middle ground.
    If it's snowin' I'm goin'

  8. #488
    Quote Originally Posted by So Inclined View Post
    but got to witness my friend fall and slide about 150 yards.
    150 yards is a long slide on an intermediate/expert trail, and only normally if your really flying. Is it really that steap? Sounds like it might be time to rerate again to expert considering all that's been stated about this.

  9. #489
    Quote Originally Posted by Quietman View Post
    150 yards is a long slide on an intermediate/expert trail, and only normally if your really flying. Is it really that steap? Sounds like it might be time to rerate again to expert considering all that's been stated about this.
    150 yards is a ballpark estimate, but here's the pic I took right after she stopped sliding. Her poles were back somewhere around the guns below the arrow.

    20190206_143245_20190210222023991.jpg

    She wasn't flying down it, and once down she did her best to self-arrest (face down, head up the hill, digging in with her hands and trying to brake with her skis - which never came off - without jarring or twisting a knee). I was a bit below her, saw her sliding, and once I'd figured out she wasn't going to slide off into danger it was a somewhat comical situation of me sideslipping closely beside her, trying to figure out if/how I should try to help bring her to a stop ("grab my pole?" Nah, seemed too risky and unlikely to help.)

    It's just a tough trail when it's firm - and Hunter being Hunter, things will often be firm. Like when I went for a similar, but shorter ride down it from a standstill just for being dumb.

    Quote Originally Posted by legalskier View Post
    However when I skied its neighbor Overlook there were quite a few riders who were just pointing their boards straight down the middle leaving me in the dust.
    Vaya con Dios to those fools, I say.
    Last edited by So Inclined; Feb 10, 2019 at 9:41 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by So Inclined View Post
    150 yards is a ballpark estimate, but here's the pic I took right after she stopped sliding. Her poles were back somewhere around the guns below the arrow.

    20190206_143245_20190210222023991.jpg

    She wasn't flying down it, and once down she did her best to self-arrest (face down, head up the hill, digging in with her hands and trying to brake with her skis - which never came off - without jarring or twisting a knee). I was a bit below her, saw her sliding, and once I'd figured out she wasn't going to slide off into danger it was a somewhat comical situation of me sideslipping closely beside her, trying to figure out if/how I should try to help bring her to a stop ("grab my pole?" Nah, seemed too risky and unlikely to help.)



    It's just a tough trail when it's firm - and Hunter being Hunter, things will often be firm. Like when I went for a similar, but shorter ride down it from a standstill just for being dumb.



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