Skiers Matthew Zonghetti and Corey Borg-Massanari were buried and killed in an inbounds avalanche at Taos Ski Valley last winter. In their honor, the legendarily steep New Mexico ski area is naming two runs after them on Katchina Peak starting this upcoming season.
Adhering to the wishes of the victims’ families, the previously unnamed trails will now be called “Z-chute” and “She Gone.”
Borg-Massanari and Zonghetti were buried in an inbounds avalanche on the morning of January 17, 2020, in the K3 chute area of Kachina Peak. Both skiers were extracted from under the debris pile and revived using CPR, but later succame to their injuries in the hospital following the accident. They were the first avalanche deaths in Taos Ski Valley history.
“We’re grateful to Matt and Corey’s families for working with us to honor their memories. By naming these trails, we can ensure that they are remembered for years to come and that our community of skiers, staff, and residents continues to pay their respects.” — David Norden, CEO of Taos Ski Valley.