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    Skiers are 43% more likely to crash after drinking alcohol

    Insurance company runs test & finds skiers 43% more likely to crash after boozing.


    https://www.independent.co.uk/travel...-a9232156.html

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    Hope they didn't have to spend too much figuring that out...
    Lets go!
    I'll drive.

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    And everyday lately, I ride up with yahoos drinking bud light. Its as bad, if not worse than DWI.

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    Duh!

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    not even comparable to a DWI. driving a car you are moving at speeds up to 90 mph and operating a metal box that weighs thousands of pounds. the potential destruction to other people is exponentially higher than skiing. if we're ranking things on how stupid and inconsiderate of the public they are, driving a car drunk is so obviously more dangerous than skiing drunk. skiing drunk you are mostly a risk to yourself, not others. you arent 0% risk to others, but its not like driving a dang car.

    and there is nothing wrong with having a beer or two while skiing. the 8:30 AM first chair breakfast beer is a great tradition. getting DRUNK while skiing is an issue. there's a difference.

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    I've never understood drinking on the lift... I'll definitely have a beer or 2 at lunch but its too much hassle to drink a beer on the lift. Yet everywhere you go there are tons of beer cans in that 1 barrel under the lift. Never got into that aspect of skiing. I guess because I actually like to Ski and get plenty of a rush sober.
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    Good Point Krusty.

    I actually did ski Drunk on the last day last run 2 years ago. It actually wasn't that much fun to be honest...
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    i've never skied 'drunk'. i dont think id enjoy it whatsoever. but i carry 2-4 beers in my pack most days and drink them over 5-8 hours of skiing. not drunk.

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    I don't like to drink while doing anything athletic. Seems to defeat the purpose to me.

    I don't even like to drink while golfing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenedictGomez View Post

    I don't even like to drink while golfing.
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    Breckenridge 1/9,1/10
    Keystone 1/11
    Arapahoe Basin 1/12

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