with the right skills you can get over 50mph on a snowboard. does anyone else think that the mom was quite careless bringing her young child to a high speed trail?
I don't think one can jump to that conclusion based only on the information in the article. Around here there are numerous little kids who can ski as well as many adults. Ski camps start at age 3 and DH racing camp starts at age 5. My own 6 year-old has been skiing since she was 3 and can cover most of the mountain, at a pretty decent speed too. Regardless of age, everyone is supposed
to ski/ride under control at all times, which includes being able to stop or avoid collisions. I know it doesn't happen though.