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killclimbz 04-05-2012 11:44 AM

It's Official. Keystone is the biggest killer of them all.
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Well ski resort wise...


A statistical breakdown of the 2011-12 seasonís 17 inbounds fatalities looks like this:

14 skiers / 3 snowboarders
15 males / 2 females
12 wearing a helmet / 5 not wearing a helmet
8 from Colorado / 9 from out of state
7 deaths were caused by trauma from collisions with a tree
11 died while skiing groomed beginner or intermediate runs / 6 were on expert runs
5 died in March, 5 in Febraury, 5 in January and 2 in November
5 died at Keystone ski area
3 died in the days following their accident
The youngest person who died was 15 and the oldest was 72

Of the 17 deaths in the 2007-2008 ski season:
15 males / 2 females
9 deaths were caused by collisions with trees while skiing groomed beginner or intermediate runs / 8 were on expert runs
4 died at Keystone ski area
17 inbounds deaths at Colorado ski resorts matches 2007-08 record | All Things Colorado Sports ? Colorado sports news blog ? The Denver Post

You might be better off riding at a different ski area...

AcroPhile 04-05-2012 08:06 PM

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Not that surprising for anyone that has seen the shit show that goes on over there on the weekends on all the greens and groomed blues. The terrible snow didn't help neither. Was 07/08 a bad snow year too?

killclimbz 04-06-2012 07:20 AM

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Yeah, 07-08 was a just below average season from what I remember. It was really dry in February, but March and April were solid months.

bestard 04-07-2012 12:51 PM

wow, skiers like the trees.

earl_je 04-07-2012 01:27 PM

very sad statistical data.. hopefully the next few years would be better.

cjcameron11 04-07-2012 04:19 PM

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.

killclimbz 04-07-2012 08:47 PM

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Probably because there are almost twice as many skiers as snowboarders on the mountains in Colorado. Especially at Keystone...

cjcameron11 04-07-2012 09:00 PM

That would make sense then, wonder what the overall percentage would be if there were equal amounts of both skiers and boarders

Listheeb21 04-07-2012 10:26 PM

I wonder where the skiers were when they lost control....for example, were they at the trail edge in the soft snow pushed out there from all the traffic, or did they blow an edge center trail and go careening off into the woods coming around a corner?

when I see people hugging the trail edge I think nothing good is going to happen if they catch an edge. And I cringe on some of the hairpin turns out there, even on the "toll road" type cruisers in New England.

Sick-Pow 04-07-2012 11:13 PM

Another reason to have never set foot at Keystone, OK, I played golf there a few times.

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