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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.

More on Natasha Richardson’s injury and death

The death of Tony Award-winning actress Natasha Richardson has sparked interesting articles by ABC News, by Fox News, and by the New York Times.

Actress death sure to revive helmet debate

Actress death sure to revive helmet debate

Even though her tumble resulted in no major visible injury, and even though it occurred on a bunny slope under the gaze of an instructor, the death today of Tony Award-winning actress Natasha Richardson will surely revive the debate over helmet use, which exploded a decade ago after a pair of on-slope celebrity deaths. The push [...]

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.

Patroller dies in Squaw avalanche

A veteran ski patroller at California’s Squaw Valley resort, who was performing avalanche control work, died in an avalanche March 3, according to the Reno Gazette-Journal.

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