Separate runs would solve skier-boarder issues |

Separate runs would solve skier-boarder issues

Three years ago, I was standing at the side of a run at Keystone when a boarder took air and landed on my chest.

I was flown to Denver with six broken ribs, a torn lung, a broken collar bone and a bruised heart.

When I left the hospital, the nurse called me a walking miracle. She said that when I was brought in, she didn’t think I’d make it.

To this day, I tense up when I hear boarders coming behind me. Most boarders seem to be teen-age boys who thrill at speed and jumping.

Keystone was heaven when it did not allow boarders, but it’s obvious that families of skiers and boarders would go elsewhere.

The answer? Separate runs. What a blessing it would be if I could ski without fearing boarders.

Catherine Theisen


Snow-covered Washington, D.C.

– is there a message there?

It strikes me as very appropriate, and not the least bit symbolic, that “Spook Central” (Washington, D.C.) has been paralyzed by a generous, late-winter snowstorm the likes of which has not been seen in a decade.

Imagine, nothing but white wherever you look – white, the color of calm and peace and virtuousness. It took the president all day to get home from wherever he’d been golfing. Two out of three airports were shut down. Is there a message here?

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