Ski & Snowboard News / 5 year old learning to ski killed by 23 year old going 50 mph
Feb 06, 2020 14h54
By Harriet Wallis
NSAA snow angel poster is safety message reminder of 5 year old killed by 23 year old going 50 mph. On display at Brighton.
Slopes are more crowded. Two resorts have safety campaigns to emphasize the importance of safety.
Deer Valley, free standing signs on the Plaza and at the top of
lifts emphasize common sense and slope safety.
At Brighton, snow angel posters are posted in prominent places. Those posters are part of the National Ski Area Association campaign to educate skiers and riders to take safety seriously.
The deadly accident did not happen at Brighton or in Utah, but it did happen. A 5-year-old learning to ski was struck and killed by an out-of-control 23 year old going 50 mph.
Always stay in control, and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
You must not stop where you obstruct a trail, or are not visible from above.
Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.