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Old 01-17-2012, 06:16 PM   #41 (permalink)
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ecks, looked like your friend hit the snow bank pretty awkwardly. I assume he was ok?
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It seems like someone always gets hurt at hunter. I unexpectedly slipped on ice fell while carving full speed and fell on wrist while it was bent inward. Long story short... Slightly fractured wrist bone. That was on the first run. I did 5 more runs after that lol. It was a disaster, a lot of people getting hurt all over the trails. F@&$ hunter mt!!!
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Old 01-18-2012, 08:08 AM   #43 (permalink)
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It seems like someone always gets hurt at hunter. I unexpectedly slipped on ice fell while carving full speed and fell on wrist while it was bent inward. Long story short... Slightly fractured wrist bone. That was on the first run. I did 5 more runs after that lol. It was a disaster, a lot of people getting hurt all over the trails. F@&$ hunter mt!!!
Well no offense to you. I have been to hunter twice already this year. It seems people at hunter are more wreckless than anywhere else (NJ/NY/PA) areas. In many occasions, I saw bunch of people riding/skiing at insane speed with a lot of other people on the slope and a lot more near crash. Everytime on the lift, I always see at least 1 collison between riders or skiiers.
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Yeah, on Sunday I stopped off to the side of the trail to wait for my novice friend, one of the easy blues, and I look up and see about 30 people coming down at once (probably less but it felt like that), saw a snowboarder wipe out into a little girl skiing, which caused a horrible chain reaction. It was nuts.
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Old 01-18-2012, 11:25 AM   #45 (permalink)
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ecks, looked like your friend hit the snow bank pretty awkwardly. I assume he was ok?
Yea he was fine. He didn't even realize how far down he fell till he looked up.

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Well no offense to you. I have been to hunter twice already this year. It seems people at hunter are more wreckless than anywhere else (NJ/NY/PA) areas. In many occasions, I saw bunch of people riding/skiing at insane speed with a lot of other people on the slope and a lot more near crash. Everytime on the lift, I always see at least 1 collison between riders or skiiers.
I think the problem here is the fact that Hunter has a saturated mix of beginners and experts. The beginners are always inclined to take the more expert trails because their friends say they are good enough and they end up leafing on a diamond while the experts are trying to find the trails with the least amount of traffic and end up flying through whatever they can or stay on belt because its long. Its hard to take the road less traveled because its so full but I stick to the older side lifts because the flyer is usually a 2 day wait to get to the top.
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Old 01-18-2012, 12:59 PM   #46 (permalink)
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The problem with Hunter main is they only have one blue trail (Belt) for beginners to get down. So take one trail that's crowded, mixed with beginners, quickly gets icy, and it's a cocktail for collisions.
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Old 01-18-2012, 02:10 PM   #47 (permalink)
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trail composition at hunter leaves a lot to be desired. if you start on the belt parkway you have to stay on it through the end. there's also the black diamond trail that funnels you onto it so in the end you're mixing advanced riders bombing down the trail with beginners just trying to get the hang of carving on a steeper slope.

in order to get any sort of trail variety you have to take one of the double/black diamond trails at the top. i usually just stick with K-27 and/or hunter west in the morning to avoid too many crowds.

i was there just this weekend and they had a lot of their guns firing so the conditions outside of the belt parkway were pretty nice. cold as hell though. racer's edge in particular was pretty sweet as all the guns were blowing snow over there; the only shitty part was that my goggles were completely covered about halfway down.

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Old 01-19-2012, 12:31 PM   #48 (permalink)
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I love Hunter West. Its nearly deserted all the time, and now they have a high speed quad. No beginners clogging up the runs there.
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Old 01-19-2012, 12:37 PM   #49 (permalink)
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Looks like I'll be heading to Hunter this Saturday with two of my skiing buddies. Anyone else heading up there this weekend?
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Old 01-19-2012, 01:27 PM   #50 (permalink)
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Belt Parkway can get bad but you should check out Long John/Little John at Mount Snow on a holiday weekend. Carnage.
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