Izzy Slutzky Dies at 92

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SAM Magazine--Hunter Mountain, January 9, 2006--The Slutzky family and staff of Hunter Mountain were saddened today with the death of one of the resort's founding fathers, Israel Slutzky. He died of natural causes in the early morning hours of January 8, 2006. He was 92. Israel (Izzy), along with his brother Orville, provided the vision for Hunter Mountain in 1959, and over the last 47 years grew the facility into one of the region's premier mountain resort destinations.


To the family

I also remember when father introduced me to izzy and orvil when I was young. We had our pro races and NASTAR pacesetter trials there every year. They built the best snow making and the best bar you have ever seen. Two great people that built the ski industry from the ground up. All our best and love to the family and friends. Zeno \

A True Pioneer

I remember when my father first introduced me to Izzy when I was just a kid. He called him one of the great pioneers of our industry. That he was and while we are saddened by his death, we are grateful for his legacy.

Jennifer Rowan

Saddened as well

Izzy was a true pioneer in the ski industry. I had the pleasure or working with him when he was in his 80's and was someone you couldn't help but respect because of his long term committment to the sport of skiing. The New York Catskill Mt. region and the Slutzkys have lost a legend and we have truly lost someone who made a difference in the ski industry's formative years. He skied Hunter Mt. almost daily into his 80's and enjoyed every minute of it. May he rest in peace!
Tom Richardson, formerly of American Skiing Company