Friday, March 03, 2006

Another skier vs. tree. Victor: Tree -- AGAIN!

The trees are out to get the man.
Wednesday a 57-year-old from Boulder hit a tree on a blue run at Breckenridge and died.
A friend of mine on Breck's patrol called to say they've been seeing more wrecks because the lack of snow in the last few weeks has turned the once soft snow into "Vermont conditions."
Translation: fast ice.
It's easy to lose control and hit a tree and join Sonny Bono in the sky.
Five white male skiers in Colorado have already gone to join him this year after smacking trees on intermediate runs.
We can only assume that the trees are profiling and are out to get you, Whitey, for your rather abusive public land management policies in the last 2,000 years, or so.
If you fit this profile, be careful. Stay in control.

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