Incidents and Accidents

Incidents & Accidents: 9

Incidents & Accidents: 9

Funneled With No Place To Go. Who: Randall White Where: Mt St Louis, Ontario, Canada, near Toronto What Happened: Skier-snowboarder collision at convergence and crossover of blue ski runs. These were moderate to high speed runs without any warning signs, and it was a crowded day.  See recorded GoPro video for a detailed visual account of the accident, and thoughts on improvements. Role[Read More…]

by March 2, 2020 9 comments Incidents and Accidents
Incidents & Accidents: 8

Incidents & Accidents: 8

[Editor Note: SeniorsSkiing.com is asking our readers to contribute to support our online magazine. Yes, we have grown in the number of subscribers and advertisers. But our expenses have also grown. You can help us defray some of these expenses by helping us out with a donation.] Support SeniorsSkiing.com by clicking here. ______________________________________________________ It Might Be Wise To Skip That[Read More…]

by February 26, 2020 6 comments Incidents and Accidents
Avy dog demos were a big hit at Sierra-at-Tahoe. Credit: SkiCalifornia

Slope Safety Reigned Supreme In Far West

[Editor Note: SeniorsSkiing.com is asking our readers to contribute to support our online magazine. Yes, we have grown in the number of subscribers and advertisers. But our expenses have also grown. You can help us defray some of these expenses by helping us out with a donation.] Support SeniorsSkiing.com by clicking here. ______________________________________________________ During the second annual Ski California Safety[Read More…]

by February 12, 2020 5 comments Incidents and Accidents
Incidents & Accidents: 7

Incidents & Accidents: 7

Safety Is Up To All Of Us. [Editor Note: Dave Irons contributed this article on skiing safety which first appeared in the Lewiston Sun Journal. Dave is a veteran ski journalist and ski patroller.  SeniorsSkiing.com is collecting stories from readers about incidents and accidents that they have experienced. We intend to review these for patterns and themes and use that[Read More…]

by January 15, 2020 7 comments Incidents and Accidents
Incidents & Accidents: 6

Incidents & Accidents: 6

Tracking Down The Reckless Party: YOU Must Capture Data At The Scene. Mark Stangl, Steamboat, CO What Happened: Snowboarder collided with me from behind, causing a spiral leg fracture.  Both fibula and tibia were broken and required internal hardware treatments.  Major life changes and financial impacts resulted. (The snowboarder was from Panama and although at fault resisted all contact from[Read More…]

by December 31, 2019 12 comments Incidents and Accidents
Incidents & Accidents: 5

Incidents & Accidents: 5

Here’s A Less Serious Report, But Is There Some Truth In This Cartoon? We’re lightening up this week for our ongoing series of Incidents & Accidents. Instead of recounting a collision, here’s a cartoon from veteran journalist Mike Roth, depicting the Gen X-er on the snow.  What think? Truth?

by December 17, 2019 9 comments Incidents and Accidents
Correspondent Jan Brunvand captured an incident in action.

Incidents And Accidents: 4

Things Get Rocky On Bullwinkle [Editor note: SeniorsSkiing.com is collecting stories from readers about incidents and accidents that they have experienced. We intend to review these for patterns and themes and use that data to influence the safety policies of resorts and other stakeholders. The following is the fourth article submitted by a reader in our new feature “Incidents and[Read More…]

by December 10, 2019 11 comments Incidents and Accidents
Incidents And Accidents:3

Incidents And Accidents:3

Confronting The Offender. [Editor note: SeniorsSkiing.com is collecting stories from readers about incidents and accidents that they have experienced. We intend to review these for patterns and themes and use that data to influence the safety policies of resorts and other stakeholders. The following is the second article submitted by a reader in our new feature “Incidents and Accidents”. If[Read More…]

by December 4, 2019 13 comments Incidents and Accidents
Incidents And Accidents: 2

Incidents And Accidents: 2

Accidents Can Be Self-Inflicted, Too. [Editor note: SeniorsSkiing.com is collecting stories from readers about incidents and accidents that they have experienced. We intend to review these for patterns and themes and use that data to influence the safety policies of resorts and other stakeholders. The following is the second article submitted by a reader in our new feature “Incidents and[Read More…]

by November 20, 2019 9 comments Incidents and Accidents
Skier’s Code: Let’s Review

Skier’s Code: Let’s Review

Remember The Right Of Way Rules Please. [Editor Note: This article by ski journalist Mike Roth originally appeared in the Albany Times Union. It has been edited slightly from the original.] On Monday the 19th of March, I skied Mount Snow which was fantastic. Since the week before they had received over five feet of snow. The trail conditions were[Read More…]

by November 19, 2019 15 comments Incidents and Accidents
Incidents And Accidents: 1

Incidents And Accidents: 1

Katie Van Hess, Sun Valley, ID. Editor Note: Here’s our first contribution from a reader about an incident she was involved with. To submit your story, try to follow the same format. Send to [email protected] Where: Sun Valley What Happened: Uphill skier heading fast towards a ridge to jump it.  I was heading along the ridge towards a congested area[Read More…]

by November 12, 2019 23 comments Incidents and Accidents

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