ski collisions

  1. B.A.S.I.C.S. Collisions, how to avoid and what to do

    B.A.S.I.C.S. Collisions, how to avoid and what to do

    The B.A.S.I.C.S (Being Aware Safe In Critical Situations) program was created to reach young athletes in order to promote smart decision making in the mountains and prevent injuries of any kind. Collisions at the resort pose one of the greatest safety risks to both beginners and experts alike...
  2. Alexzn

    Collision at Squaw Valley brings mountain safety to the forefront
  3. LiquidFeet

    Should ski areas be responsible for identifying guilty parties in collisions?

    Denver Fox News 31 'Problem Solvers" ran this feature on April 28, 2016. The feature chronicled Mines Prof Mark Stangl's experience at Steamboat over Presidents Day 2016 when he was collided with by a reckless snowboarder, who gave inaccurate identity information to Ski Patrol at the time...
  4. B

    Skier responsibility code

    My wife and I were skiing at Whistler this past week. We were skiing with a woman from Brazil on a green run when she was hit hard by another skier. It knocked them both out of their skis. She was a bit dazed but not hurt. I read a post here about a woman who was injured at Breckenrige (had...
  5. Mikey

    How close is too close?

    Many of us stop on the trail for one reason or another. Of those, I'm sure most of us here try and be cognizant of where we are on the run and if we stop, we stop in, hopefully, the best place possible. Some place over near the side and in plain site. That's a track from a snowboarder that...
  6. clong83

    Deer Valley Hit 'n Run

    This time with Gwyneth Paltrow. There was a recent thread on the hit and run in Breck that generated a lot of interest/debate. I am not taking sides in the current dispute, as there is not nearly enough public information to make an informed opinion, and I have no idea if she is at fault or...
  7. Noodler

    Skiing Hit-n-Run at Breck

    Caught a disturbing story on the news tonight: Breckenridge Hit-n-Run Collision. The really disturbing part is that the kid's father and the kid left the scene. I cannot imagine a parent doing something like this. The news story I saw stated that the kid was about 10 and initially was stopped...
  8. Blue Streak

    Dressing Defensively

    In the old days, injuries on the hill were mostly self-inflicted. I don't know what the statistics say, but anecdotally it seems like more and more the risk lies not in ourselves, but in our fellow snow sports enthusiasts. (Notice how I didn't single out snowboarders). I experienced a collision...