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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-22-2011, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
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Getting ugly in CO

Two deaths so far this week. One snowmobiler killed in Routte NF and a skier killed just outside the boundary at Snowmass today.

Be careful out there! A quick peak at the CAIC site is showing the whole state as Considerable.

The odds are not with you in CO this year. 5 burials, 5 dead.
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Wow the snowmass hits close to home...I was there yesterday. I not an out of bounds rider just yet...who knows I may never be.


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One more death and we are at our seasonal average. Looks like it's a given that we'll be above that. Hopefully not, but I am not seeing that.

I am not sure what it is, but I am seeing lots of people doing very bold lines for this time of year. More so than in years past. I think if I look back though, it seems that we are having this upward trend of people doing this for the past few seasons. Not sure why, as most of them I am seeing are people packing full avy gear.

I think people are just getting bold in an effort to get a line done. Not a good thing at all.
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Skier dies in accident at Arapahoe Basin - The Denver Post

no bueno... doesn't say if the guy was experienced or not, but regardless, know your limits, and be careful out there people
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Yeah, not sure what happened there. That's a pretty mild groomer. Not sure why they mentioned that he wasn't wearing a helmet when they said that he died due to chest trauma. I don't know many people who wear helmets on their chest.

If you're familiar with A-Bay, that's the run to the skier's right of the Zuma Lift in Montezuma Bowl.
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Sounds like he died from taking a spill--he didn't hit anything else, just fell. I never would have thought someone could die on a groomed intermediate run that easily.
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Sounds like he died from taking a spill--he didn't hit anything else, just fell. I never would have thought someone could die on a groomed intermediate run that easily.
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There's nothing wrong with mentioning that the skier didn't have a helmet.

It wouldn't have helped him survive chest trauma, but it says a lot about the skier's opinion of his skills if he was flying down a slope fast enough to kill him and he didn't have any safety gear on at all.

Snowolf, we'll stop harping about helmets when people who don't wear them stop getting injured.
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It happens here too. Non riders and non skiers look at helmets like they are invincibility suits and every time there is accident, they come out of the woodwork like jack booted Nazis demanding laws be passed to require helmets. These are the kind of people who have perpetual mommy complex and think its their business to control everyone`s actions. The helmet debate pisses me off as I am so sick of these do good Fascists...
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It happens here too. Non riders and non skiers look at helmets like they are invincibility suits and every time there is accident, they come out of the woodwork like jack booted Nazis demanding laws be passed to require helmets. These are the kind of people who have perpetual mommy complex and think its their business to control everyone`s actions. The helmet debate pisses me off as I am so sick of these do good Fascists...
true it should be a choice...that being said only a fool wouldn't wear a helmet IMO

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As a society we do way too much to get in the way of natural selection already.
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