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Ski slope safety should bestrongly enforced at resorts

Al ShwartzLower Blue

Your efforts to promote skier safety certainly should help out here in Summit County. However, a few comments:Promoting skier safety in the local schools is commendable, but how do you get the message to Denver and other places that supply day skiers? I would add that school-age children certainly are not the worst violators of the Skier Safety Act. Some young people beyond public school age – college students, younger local employees, unemployed, etc. are the ones, by my observations, that pay little or no attention to the safety codes – and many ignore Slope Watch monitors.If Breckenridge and Keystone chief operating officer Roger McCarthy really believes that the number of skiers and riders on the slopes has no relationship to the number of accidents, he is in a dream world. For a parallel, he should consider auto accident statistics which prove that density on the highways and byways is directly proportional to the amount of accidents on any given day. Proportionwise, this increases the number of skiers who ignore safety standards. I am not proposing that ski areas limit the number of skiers. As before, I reiterate that safety enforcement should be strongly enforced.One more thing. In Summit Up recently, you cited a Copper Mountain Ambassador named Linda who came to the aid of another woman in a distressful situation at Copper and called Linda an “angel” for giving aid. Well, Linda is my wife, and an angel, and if you knew her, you would not be surprised at what she did.


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