seems like a lot of death this season..
...at 20. Another dubious distinction for a disappointing season.
If it's snowin' I'm goin'
Statistically speaking, you're more likely to die driving to/from the mountain.
Is that Colorado?
Yeah I mean it is somewhat sensationalized (not to those who know someone who died) but millions and millions of skier visits each year and the death rate is incredibly low. I don't really consider skiing an "extreme" sport unless you are really hucking huge cliffs and engaging in risky behavior. Your are way more likely to damage your knee or break a bone than anything else.
Silver Couloir is a pretty tame line compared to other ones in that area. I imagine the snow pack was the culprit. It probably wasn't what he thought it was and ran over something that caused him to fall. Of course, this is just speculation based on my own experience there.
^ Or the consequent heart-attack induced by the prices for said burger and chicken tenders.
Is 20 the record for fatalities in CO in a season? Other than the headline, the article doesn't say anything about that stat. I would suspect that the record would be more than that.
"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." - H. D. Thoreau
I wonder if Colorado results will end up breaking a new high for skier deaths in the USA.
On the east coast I think the number of skier and rider deaths is low compared to other years. Here is what I know of so far on the east coast:
Jay Peak Feb 2012
Surgarbush Feb 2012
7 Springs Jan 2012
Sugarloaf Jan 2012
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