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Old 03-23-2010, 02:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Another dead snowboarder at Mt. Hood Meadows

Still think ducking ropes is cool?

Snowboarder dies in expert out-of-bounds area of Mount Hood Meadows | OregonLive.com
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Old 03-23-2010, 03:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Snowolf,

What part of Heather Canyon was this in? God's Wall? PR?
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Old 03-23-2010, 03:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Sounds like he ducked the ropes of a permanently closed area. Definitely not the smartest thing to do. Telluride has a spot like that and so does Mammoth. Bummer, not sure why you'd do that in an already quasi backcountry area.

For the record, I have no problems with ducking ropes, but you have to know the terrain you are entering. Sounds like one of powder fever mistakes.

RIP...
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Old 03-23-2010, 03:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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My guess would be over in Clark Canyon or at the bottom of Pluto.
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Old 03-23-2010, 03:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
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did you read the comment underneath
Wow... "government needs to outlaw snowboarding to protect us from ourselves." I dont even know what to say to that.

Best wishes to the family.
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Old 03-23-2010, 04:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
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My guess would be over in Clark Canyon or at the bottom of Pluto.
The fact that he was found submerged in a creek, at the base of a waterfall, kind of rules out Clark and Pluto IMHO.
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there is a waterfall to the rider's right of the PR boundary line. it is out of bounds.

another tragic loss on the Mt. heart goes out to the family, and i hope the kid didn't suffer at all...


these are real mountains out here folks, be careful out there
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Old 03-24-2010, 12:33 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Is there some sort of cover up going on at Meadows? Why have they not responded to my inquiries as to where in Heather this occurred? I have emailed, facebooked, and wrote on the blog trying to find answers...

...why are my facebook and blog posts being deleted and ignored?

Criminal investigation? Was he REALLY out-of-bounds that day?

Why would Meadows not want thier customers to be aware of the dangerous(late season) areas inside Heather right now?

A little transparency would go a long way.
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Old 03-24-2010, 12:40 PM   #9 (permalink)
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The maggots over at TGR seem to have a better bead onto what happened here. A couple of the mags familiar with the area state that in poor visibility conditions you can easily end up on top of this feature. I don't know if that was the case this day, but would help to explain a lot.

Also, I am sure you are not the only person making these inquiries. If you thought of it, you can gaurantee that another 1,000 people have. So give it a little time. People get killed at resorts all the time in various different ways. I don't know a single resort that doesn't want to make it the last one ever.
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Wow..

..if they are correct at TGR and this was actually inbounds, Meadows could be sued for libel and possibly negligence. It would also explain why they have been so hush-hush about this.
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