NORTH BELLMORE - Grief counselors are on hand at Mepham High School in North Bellmore today to help students cope with the death of a classmate.

Erin Clare McArdle, of North Bellmore, died Sunday morning while skiing in the Catskills.

State police say the 18-year-old lost control on a trail and hit a tree on Windham Mountain.

McArdle's ski-related death was the first at Windham in more than 15 years.