IsitWinterYet17Jesus that's an abnormal amount for any resort let alone a small east coast resort. Usually 1, maybe 2 but 4? Fuck.
TRVP_ANGELthat shouldn't happen at all ... unless make a wish foundation decided to make a ski trip or something ... but seriously, has the resort looked into why this could be happening?
Agreed. The number of beginners at Blue has almost doubled this year, which by itself isn't a bad thing, however, most of them end up drunk, most never wear helmets, and most like to point 'er straight on runs they shouldn't be on.
one death was an old man laying on a trail with no helmet (nobody knows why he was laying down) and an out of control beginner hit him.
the second was due to a man falling off a lift or something like that.
The third was due to someone falling on a beginner run and having some sort of heart attack.
And most recently a girl on a beginner trail was snowboarding at night but she crashed off the trail and hit a tree (the trail is very curvy, so getting the speed that could kill you is hard.), I checked the trail where the girl died and found that there were no longer safety nets that would stop people from going over the edge of the side of the trail.
The mountain has kept this fairly quiet even though they are well aware of the issue. The mountain has not taken any safety measures to stop deaths from happening because it would stunt profit. The problem is the out of control rental program and ticket sales. One holiday weekend there weren't enough available ski patrol to tend to everyone on the mountain. The mountain literally sold over 11,000 tickets that weekend (just for reference deer valley tickets cap out at 10,000).
It's a shame that there have been any deaths at all, However, I don't see the mountain doing anything about it. :(