RudyGarmisch3/5 were from parachute related activities though. Air is still more dangerous than snow.
I don’t think Focused is anything special in terms of people no longer with us. Wait long enough, and the movies coming out this season will be seen as epitaphs for skiings fallen heroes.
I disagree. Focused was a movie with a lot of the dudes who were getting into parachute stuff (as I recall, there was a lot of parachute footage in the movie itself compared to most), so it makes sense that that roster would be, idk... in extra danger.
Put another, simpler, safer way: I'll gladly bet you big money that no movie this year will lose 5+ of its riders to deaths directly caused by action sports. Skiers die a lot compared to a lot of sports but this list^ is so tragic in part because of the parachute etc stuff and because people were kinda pushing it on the whole more than now. Nowadays people are doing crazy shit but a solid half of it is relatively low consequence stuff when you compare it to ski-BASEing etc and the kind of crazy big cliffs and jumps that were THE hot shit at the time