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Old 04-08-2012, 08:56 AM   #11 (permalink)
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That would make sense then, wonder what the overall percentage would be if there were equal amounts of both skiers and boarders
Overall, the last I read about what the percentages of rider vs skiers in the us were it was hovering around 40% rider 60% skier. That was an average. Some spots will have much less snowboarders and others like Brighton, Baker, probably Tahoe would have a much higher percentage of riders.
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i find it interesting that most of the deaths were from skiers, i understand other factors contribute but i wonder why skiers are dying more than boarders.
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Probably because there are almost twice as many skiers as snowboarders on the mountains in Colorado. Especially at Keystone...
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That would make sense then, wonder what the overall percentage would be if there were equal amounts of both skiers and boarders
Natural selection will always eliminate skiers at a much faster rate than boarders.
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Old 04-08-2012, 03:29 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I'm curious if any of those deaths at Keystone were at night. That mountain turns into a very scary, dark ice luge after the sun sets...
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Pretty sure they all happened during the day. It's a lot less crowded at night anyway.
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"11 died while skiing groomed beginner or intermediate runs / 6 were on expert runs"

11 died on groomers, what the heck were they doing?
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Groomers are the number 1 killers. The slope makes it easy to achieve a higher level of speed. Add to it that a large portion of these people are not experts. Lose control, go crashing into trees, other skiers, lift towers, and you get the end result of death. It has always been this way.
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Old 04-14-2012, 06:58 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I saw the aftermath on St pattys day when some idiot didnt look both ways crossing 6 and was smashed by a drunk driver. I was working at keystone when a heli landed right outside of my work.

Also fun rumor. A dude from georgia was found in the trees a couple of months ago, I cant remember which run, but was airlifted out. Apparently when he was found he was frozen solid. the dude had been out there all night. the papers did not report this.
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Keystone is just a shit hole in itself doesn't surprise me at all. The way they run that mountain they do their best to actually cause accidents and people to die. Fuck I wish someone would just drop a match on all that beetle kill and finally finish off what that small fire started last summer.
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I know there is a lot of evidence that shows helmet use drastically reduces head injury/trauma but to see that 12 of the 17 killed were wearing helmets makes me think...
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I know there is a lot of evidence that shows helmet use drastically reduces head injury/trauma but to see that 12 of the 17 killed were wearing helmets makes me think...
makes you think what?

1. you are a thread necromancer?

2. to slow the fuck down or your next?

3. fuck helmets, they obviously don't help?

: all of the above, see you in hell
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