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Seems to be getting more dangerous on piste than off...,

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@swiftoid, if i witnessed an accident I'd want to offer help or my details. If in doubt, do what you feel is right, rather than what you feel is your right. Turning the rules into a 3 inch thick tome that defines all possible scenarios won't help anyone.


Exactly
Almost all laws and rules are principle based to some extent - you have to use judgement. Clearly if you are in any doubt about how hurt someone is you should exchange. And if either party thinks an exchange is needed then both should do so willingly.
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
CaravanSkier wrote:
@sparklies, @motyl, + another 1

When I was taught to ski I was taught to use the full width of the piste on anything vaguely steep and look for the best snow/place to turn in. This may not be visible from a distance and does not usually allow for even, rhythmic turns. At the same time it was hammered into us that it is always the responsibility of the uphill skier to avoid collisions!


Totally. On steep and hectic, there is little consistent about my turns for the reasons you state (best spot to turn!) and I'm more interested in trying to stay upright than I am on focusing on who is behind me. You have to take it on faith nobody is being a prat when it's so intense you can't glance over your shoulder before stopping. This tends to happen when I've had a "surprise" (oh hi, secret ice/edge caught!) and destroyed what little was left in my legs unexpectedly trying to recover, or simply slid somewhere unpredictable. That's why uncrowded pistes are so important for me, and why I doubt I'll ever do a half term trip. I've done Easter twice in big resorts and that's about my limit for crowds.

Different matter on cruisy blues with no hectic steeps, obviously! There I'll try and stay predictable if I'm aware of anyone behind and I drill it into the children to as well. Similarly, obviously I keep WELL back from anyone on hectic bits! Self preservation, innit.
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Zurs am Arlberg (Tuesday)

25 people injured (some seriously) in 1.5hrs period on a marked skiroute (139).

http://m.heute.at/news/oesterreich/Vereiste-Skiroute-25-Unfaelle-in-1-5-Stunden;art23655,1413697
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@stanton, that's weird and appears to be icy carnage.
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