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  1. #11
    It's not always the legal system, it's often "the jury", which in this case seems likely. In some areas you are more apt to get bleeding-heart juries who hate "big corporations" & will stick it to them regardless of the case facts.

    Smart (and/or evil depending upon your view) attorneys know this & routinely go "court shopping" for a "big corporation hating" populace to present their case (e.g. Southern District of Texas) , especially in class-action lawsuits.
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  2. #12
    Hopefully someone sues Hunter next for the incompetent trail designs and dangers that led to deaths.

  3. #13
    Yep, all Hunter's fault. Couldn't possibly be the skiers not properly maintaining their equipment and skiing out of control. Nope

    And I don't mean to be insensitive towards any skier that dies or gets severely injured participating in this sport. That's just the risk we all take when we click in.

    I guess the OP doesn't put much stock in personal responsibility.

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  4. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by deadheadskier View Post
    Yep, all Hunter's fault. Couldn't possibly be the skiers not properly maintaining their equipment and skiing out of control. Nope

    And I don't mean to be insensitive towards any skier that dies or gets severely injured participating in this sport. That's just the risk we all take when we click in.



    I guess the OP doesn't put much stock in personal responsibility.
    3 deaths in 2 months seems like a lot to me ... how many people do you think should have to die before Hunter accepts some responsibility for what they built ?

  5. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by urungus View Post
    3 deaths in 2 months seems like a lot to me ... how many people do you think should have to die before Hunter accepts some responsibility for what they built ?
    So if they don't make any changes to the terrain pod, and lets say that nobody dies in that pod for the next 10?20? 50 years is it still an issue with the terrain? Obviously we can't know what may or may not happen in the future in this situation
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  6. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by drjeff View Post
    So if they don't make any changes to the terrain pod, and lets say that nobody dies in that pod for the next 10?20? 50 years is it still an issue with the terrain? Obviously we can't know what may or may not happen in the future in this situation
    We can predict what will happen in the future, based upon what has happened in the past. So far they are averaging 3 deaths per season. To me that is too many to do nothing and hope (against the available evidence) that the law of averages will eventually even things out.

  7. #17
    Did the deaths occur all at the exact same spot and under the exact same snow and weather conditions? How many thousands of runs were completed on that trail(s) without incident last year?

    It sounds to me that this is more of a case of skiers being out of control. I could see adding more patrol actively engaging lesser skilled skiers to slow down, but I believe the terrain in question is groomed, snowmaking terrain. What are the current design factors that one can absolutely blame for the accidents?

    Should the many natural trails in the east with ledges and other obstacles be blasted flat? A trail like Tramline at Cannon could easily become deadly. If someone dies on it, should Cannon be required to regrade it?

    It's always tragic when someone dies or gets seriously injured participating in our sport, but placing blame on the ski area is a very slippery slope (no pun intended).

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  8. #18
    It’s pretty clear that the cost cutting half assed job of the new terrain at Hunter has led to deaths due to negligence. They rushed. They had people in charge that had no idea how to create new terrain. It was sloppy.

  9. #19
    What are the specific characteristics of the terrain that caused the deaths? If you are going to place blame, you need to be specific.



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  10. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by FBGM View Post
    It’s pretty clear that the cost cutting half assed job of the new terrain at Hunter has led to deaths due to negligence. They rushed. They had people in charge that had no idea how to create new terrain. It was sloppy.

    And your opinion is justified how outside of your own hubris?

    Cutting down trees does not require a PHD. You going to start suing mountain because the DIDN'T modify natural terrain to make it safe also? You realize you don't get it both ways right?
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