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Skier hit a tree and died here today. Rough year... 36y/o male

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This season is absolutely bonkers. I presume that "here" is Vail?
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Is this at Vail? I was at Keystone today and a flight for life helicopter landed in the valley between Dercum Mountain and the North Peak. They were taking someone down on a sled attached to a snowmobile while a ski patroller was frantically giving CPR to the victim. A minute after getting the injured person to the base where the helicopter was at they shut the engine off and all of the sudden no one seemed to be in too much of a hurry. I was assuming the person didn't make it.
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Damn.. another one. This years sucks ass bigtime. Condolences to the family.
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This was here in vail or beaver creek, not sure of more details. I also had not seen the silverton one either


1/19 -- Keri Metzler died on January 19 at Silverton Mountain, an expert-only ski area that requires skiers and riders to wear avalanche beacons and carry snow probes and shovels. Metzler allegedly dropped a ski while on Riff's Run and then slid some 1,500 feet, dying of blunt trauma from the fall.
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I'm going to vail in March....Is that going to be a good idea then?
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I'm going to vail in March....Is that going to be a good idea then?
This type of accident could happen at any mountain. It's a tragic accident. Ride within your ability and stay out of the way of trees. Condolences to the family and friends.
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This type of accident could happen at any mountain. It's a tragic accident. Ride within your ability and stay out of the way of trees. Condolences to the family and friends.
Pretty much.....
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I think the "record" is 15 or 16 collision deaths in a season. I think it was the 97-98 or 98-99 season. It was a bad snow year then too.
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