- Oct 28, 2004
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The origins of snowmaking in the ski industry date back to the Slutskys. They shared their ideas with many mountains both domestic and foreign. All skiers owe them a debt of gratitude.
Kind of a funny story but a couple of years ago, I saw an elderly gentleman eating lunch in the lodge with an assistant helping him. Wanting to meet him, I went up to him and asked "are you Mr. slutzky"? to which he replied NOPE! Then after a long pause he said "I'm Orville!" After a short but interesting conversation during which I thanked him for building a great facility, he asked me "do you know how old I am?" . I paused and look over at the assistant, she whispered the answer to me and I said "94 years old" to which again he replied "NOPE!, I'm 94 years young! Anyway, that's the type of guy he was even at 94 years young.
"On Sunday, April 21, at 10:00 a.m. a celebration of the life of Orville A. Slutzky will take place in the Colonel’s Hall of the main base lodge at Hunter Mountain."