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Old 02-26-2014, 02:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Don't get blowed up!

some controversy here about the uphill policy after a couple skiers almost got theyself's blown up!

Ski resort considers change to uphill policy after close call - Whitefish Pilot: News

the gist:

According to the resort, ski patrol encountered a man and woman Feb. 19 who skinned to the summit of Big Mountain. A patroller told the skiers avalanche control work was in progress in Hellroaring Basin and in the East Rim area and asked the duo to descend the designated route on Toni Matt. A second patroller also asked the skiers to ski down Toni Matt.
The same two skiers were later seen in Hellroaring Basin descending a closed slope where an explosive charge was about to be deployed. Patrollers were able to extinguish the explosive in time to abort.
kinda funny, pretty stupid, but ultimately lame for people who head up with half a brain!
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