Friday, February 24, 2006
Another skier vs. tree. Victor: tree
According to the AP, a 28-year-old Illinois man slammed into a tree along Peak Eight's Four O'Clock run on Sunday and died from head injuries Wednesday. He wasn't wearing a helmet.
We often talk about the danger of extreme sports, but in skiing, at least, deaths tend to occur in the least extreme places. Four O'Clock is a green run.
Last week, a fellow died on a nearby blue run.
No one has died this year on black runs, on Breck's crazy huge jumps or in the half pipe. Go figure. Maybe we should all start skiing the expert runs.
Posted by Dave Philipps at 9:17 AM