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Educate hot dogs or lose the tourists

I was skiing Feb. 18 at Keystone on the Frenchman run after lunch. About a quarter of the way down, I was struck from behind and by an out-of-control snowboarder.I got no courtesy, as in “Are you OK?” The boarder jumped up and started cursing me. He had to be a local as one of his epithets was that I was a “f—ing tourist.”He wouldn’t give me any information, his name, (I asked) and hurried down past me laying on the mountain, continuing to curse.I feel fortunate that I am not lying in the hospital paralyzed or with broken bones. I’ve had a couple visits to a chiropractor to straighten out my back and I’ll be OK. Somehow the skiing industry will have to figure out a way to educate the young “hot dog skier/boarder” into responsible behavior, or the f—ing tourists won’t come back.


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