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Season’s first fatality: 14-y.o. at Breckenridge (with helmet)

Fourteen-year-old Haley Rose Gans of Colorado Springs, Colorado, died Friday, November 20, after reportedly skiing into a tree. Despite wearing a helmet — something that’s grown increasingly popular with resorts and skiers in recent years — blunt trauma to the chest may have doomed the girl. The Denver Post has the story.

2 of 3 Ontario snow deaths had helmets

2 of 3 Ontario snow deaths had helmets

Two out of three recent snowsports enthusiasts who died in tree collisions at snow resorts in Ontario, Canada — at least those mentioned by CTV Toronto — were wearing helmets.

12-year-old girl dies in ski accident

12-year-old girl dies in ski accident

A Virginia Beach girl on a spring break trip with her parents and three brothers lost her life March 5 in Charlottesville at the University of Virginia medical center after a ski accident at Snowshoe. According to media reports, the victim was Laila Serpe, a seventh-grader at Cape Henry Collegiate School. “She skied right off [...]

Should Vail photog have been fired?

Should Vail photog have been fired?

Should the on-slope photographer working for Vail one January day have really been fired for shooting this photo of a bizarre chairlift incident? What happened was that the seat was left in the upright position, and the snowboarder, a a dad riding with his child in Vail’s Blue Sky Basin, slipped through the — err — crack. Could this have happened [...]

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