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Another death, copper mtn

18 year old kid ran into a snow making snack at full speed on copper.... Had a helmet and died of skull fracture....
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18 year old kid ran into a snow making snack at full speed on copper.... Had a helmet and died of skull fracture....
What is a snow making snack? Just curious.

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What is a snow making snack?
Yeah, I've never heard of one either.

And man that sucks. I feel bad for that kid and his family.

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What is a snow making snack? Just curious.

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There was another one today too. 23 year old in keystone. That's number 4 or 5 at keystone..... Rough year for them.
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There was another one today too. 23 year old in keystone. That's number 4 or 5 at keystone..... Rough year for them.
I think that makes 16 people this year. One short of tying the record for Colorado.
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Are the resorts doing enough to make the mountain safe? I understand every skier/snowboarder are responsible for their own safety (wearing protective gear, being aware of your surroundings, and not being reckless). What steps do the resorts take when it comes to safety measures on these runs? It just seem like more than half of these accidents were preventable on both sides.

Running into a snow making machine. Shouldn't that stuff be covered with padding or completely blocked off?
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Are the resorts doing enough to make the mountain safe? I understand every skier/snowboarder are responsible for their own safety (wearing protective gear, being aware of your surroundings, and not being reckless). What steps do the resorts take when it comes to safety measures on these runs? It just seem like more than half of these accidents were preventable on both sides.

Running into a snow making machine. Shouldn't that stuff be covered with padding or completely blocked off?
There are more than enough things to get hurt on at any ski area. It's up to you as a skier/rider to avoid obstacles and not ski above your ability level while staying in control.
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It's dingdongs going outside their limits. The shacks are padded but the millions of trees aren't. The slopes are super fast this year and people don't compensate.... When there Is nothing to stop on edge with but ice or super hard pack, you just don't stop like you want..
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