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    Death at Jay Peak

    https://www.necn.com/news/new-englan...mpression=true

    2003-2004: 21; 2004-2005: 27; 2005-2006: 31; 2006-2007: 31; 2007-2008: 38; 2008-2009: 43; 2009-2010: 42; 2010-2011: 46; 2011-2012: 33; 2012-2013: 26 2013-14: 18; 2014-15: 17; 2015-16: 7; 2016-17: 14; 2017-18: 23

    2018-19 days - 32
    Sunday River: 11/13, 12/4, 2/18; Killington: 11/20, 3/24; Loon: 11/27
    Wachusett: 11/18, 11/19, 11/25, 12/20, 12/23
    Solitude: 1/13; Snowbird 1/14, 4/1; Deer Valley: 1/15; Alta: 1/16, 3/29, 4/2; Brighton 3/28; Jackson: 3/30, 3/31
    Sugarbush: 1/21, 2/3, 3/10; MRG 1/22; Jay 2/4; Burke 2/5
    Sugarloaf: 2/24, 2/25; Stratton: 3/5, Stowe 3/11, Smuggs 3/12

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    Rough weekend at Jay Peak. Saturday someone bites a police officer. Sunday there's a fatality. RIP.
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    I wonder what trail...whenever I see this headline from Jay I always think it's that shit show known as Can-Am but blues like Goat and Vermonter can be bad sometimes too.
    2003-2004: 21; 2004-2005: 27; 2005-2006: 31; 2006-2007: 31; 2007-2008: 38; 2008-2009: 43; 2009-2010: 42; 2010-2011: 46; 2011-2012: 33; 2012-2013: 26 2013-14: 18; 2014-15: 17; 2015-16: 7; 2016-17: 14; 2017-18: 23

    2018-19 days - 32
    Sunday River: 11/13, 12/4, 2/18; Killington: 11/20, 3/24; Loon: 11/27
    Wachusett: 11/18, 11/19, 11/25, 12/20, 12/23
    Solitude: 1/13; Snowbird 1/14, 4/1; Deer Valley: 1/15; Alta: 1/16, 3/29, 4/2; Brighton 3/28; Jackson: 3/30, 3/31
    Sugarbush: 1/21, 2/3, 3/10; MRG 1/22; Jay 2/4; Burke 2/5
    Sugarloaf: 2/24, 2/25; Stratton: 3/5, Stowe 3/11, Smuggs 3/12

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zand View Post
    I wonder what trail...whenever I see this headline from Jay I always think it's that shit show known as Can-Am but blues like Goat and Vermonter can be bad sometimes too.
    Its usually a blue, because there is much more carelessness on blues. This is a generalization of ski area injuries but I don't think enough people are aware of this.

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    I heard it was at the crossing of Northway and Montrealer. I've seen two spectacular crashes there, but both times the dude ended up in the net.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fbrissette View Post
    I heard it was at the crossing of Northway and Montrealer. I've seen two spectacular crashes there, but both times the dude ended up in the net.
    That general area gets the award for worst on the mountain in terms of danger, from there people will do 1000 mph down Angel's Wiggle cutting across a bunch of trails. I've seen some things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fbrissette View Post
    I heard it was at the crossing of Northway and Montrealer. I've seen two spectacular crashes there, but both times the dude ended up in the net.

    Francois, did you know Bruce? He was a long-time passholder, very active in the Jay ski community and fellow Montrealer. Nice story about him here:

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montr...peak-1.5013838
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    Quote Originally Posted by benski View Post
    Its usually a blue, because there is much more carelessness on blues. This is a generalization of ski area injuries but I don't think enough people are aware of this.
    It is a number of factors and not necessarily carelessness. You are right though that the majority of fatalities skiing occur on intermediate terrain (NSAA mentions this point every year in their annual safety report on the topic).

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdskier View Post
    It is a number of factors and not necessarily carelessness. You are right though that the majority of fatalities skiing occur on intermediate terrain (NSAA mentions this point every year in their annual safety report on the topic).
    The Class I Upper Delaware claims a few victims every year. The Class V-ish Upper Gauley goes years between fatalities. Stuff that is easy to access without professional guidance is dangerous for a bunch of reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebel1916 View Post
    The Class I Upper Delaware claims a few victims every year. The Class V-ish Upper Gauley goes years between fatalities. Stuff that is easy to access without professional guidance is dangerous for a bunch of reasons.
    I did fall draw on the upper gauley years ago and there was a death on the first rapid at the put in at the dam. Kayaker stuck under a rock. Awesome whitewater, some of the best. I want to go back one of thee years.

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