Old 13-01-06, 10:19 PM   #1
 
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Could skiing be fatal or not?

Could skiing be potentially fatal?

I suppose if you were to land a certain way, on your head for example, it could be. Have any of you witnessed/know of any fatal accidents from skiing?
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Old 13-01-06, 11:07 PM   #2
 
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I have seen some pretty whacky things on those extreme sports gone wrong programmes, but the ones I saw they seemed to live. I suppose if you flew off the top of the mountain over a massive drop, then skiing could be fatal :S
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I have witnessed a man being stretchered away with a broken neck....but i was unsure what happened to him after that. he managed to tumble off a ledge and damaged himself on some exposed rock. That was one nasty accident.

Also when i went skiing with my school a guy came off the piest and soared into the forest, wasn't a fatality but that was the end of his holiday, second time skiing and the guy bombed downa red run, probly got what he deserved.
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Sounds nasty, I wouldn't be too pleased if I got injured, after investing all teh money into teh trip
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Old 23-01-06, 06:23 PM   #5
 
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My dad once told me he seen a guy hit a tree which was sadly fatal for him,
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thats what i said...
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I've seen a couple of people stretchered away in Austria, that looked quite bad. I wouldn't think any of them were fatalaties but it could easily happen. I once fell on a very steep slope and slid down some of the way backwards at a high speed. As I was sliding down the top of my head missed a solid pole in the ground by just a few inches, I wasn't injured at all but hate to think what would have happened if the top of my head hit a pole at high speed.
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I've seen a couple of people stretchered away in Austria, that looked quite bad. I wouldn't think any of them were fatalaties but it could easily happen. I once fell on a very steep slope and slid down some of the way backwards at a high speed. As I was sliding down the top of my head missed a solid pole in the ground by just a few inches, I wasn't injured at all but hate to think what would have happened if the top of my head hit a pole at high speed.
Sounds nasty, just shows you really how easily it is to injure yourself in a sport such as skiing.
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Old 11-04-06, 04:19 AM   #10
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Yeah I agree Michael.

Whenever I go skiing I wear a helmet just incase, you never know what can happen.

Theres so many times where someone cuts me off and I almost run into them.. >_<
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I agree, wearing a helmet is a very good idea.
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Old 16-12-06, 02:37 PM   #12
 
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Yeah, always wear a helmet.
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Not really a ski realted accident but there was a gut that got to the top (about 12000 feet)and passed out. i found out later he went into a coma from shock(lack O2 to body tissue). must have had somew bad hypoxia or something, not sure what happend weather it was the elevation or what. sucks for him, he was only about 40
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Yea

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Could skiing be potentially fatal?

I suppose if you were to land a certain way, on your head for example, it could be. Have any of you witnessed/know of any fatal accidents from skiing?
I didn't actually witness this happening, but last yr a woman about 70 somethin yrs old was a good skier, and went on one of the double black diamonds at Perfect North Slopes, and crashed into a tree, and died. It was on the news and everything.
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my dad is a ski ski patrol at heavenly and there is a run called the face which is a double black and is all moguled out and there are parts on it where if you fall you tumble a couple hundred feet into some trees or the towers. and sadly there is quite a few fatalities up there
early this year a guy in his early 20s fell 40 feet on some rocks off a chair lift and died.
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