It is with great sadness that I announce the passing today of a ski industry icon Orville Slutzky that built Hunter Mountain as the Snow Making Capital of the world. Orville was a great leader and a great man that helped bring skiing to masses in NY City starting in the early 1960s. He had a lasting positive impression on me growing up in Hunter and working at Hunter Mountain for a few years. Orville will be deeply missed. My condolences go out to the entire Slutzky family.