ARTICLES ON SAFETY
Vision for 21st
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Letter to ski areas.
The 6 facets of safety (condensed).
For full version, click on hexagon below.
- learn to recognize the
conditions that put you at risk.
Safety in powder
- Powder skiing
precautions, More trees at ski areas.
for turning skills
What we've learned by trying it.
courses for turning skills
How to encourage
skiing - Mt. Hood Meadows
spreads awareness & gets tough.
Safety bar on
Lower the bar. Stay safe.
Injuries from plastic bags on the slopes.
WebMD abt. meta-study
The Meta-Study on CMAJ web site.
Neck injuries increase in hockey
Common sense (1 min.) - Just don't do stupid things,
like these people, OK?!
your gear (3.5 min) Can you spot all the things this
bear is doing wrong?
Loose clothing & equipment (1.2 min) Yes, these things
Respect Nature (1.3 min) Nature is bigger than
Avoid Jumps (1 min) Warning: graphic & distressing
audio!!! This is real! The guy survived, healed, and did it
again! See "Common sense" above!
Avoid Pranks (5.6 min) - You have to see this to believe
7. Keep a
Vertical Distance (1.5 min.) - Avoid collisions.
Tree-well rescue. (7 min.). Man ends up head-first in
9. Tree-well Dangers (13 min.). Compilation of 3 accidents,
of which 2 were survived. One of them shows it from the point of
view of the person buried in the tree well. It's hard to
watch, but the person survives the 1-hour long ordeal.
The Safe Zone: Powder Magazine's mini-site devoted
to Avalanche education and backcountry resources,
Safety Boundary Signs - Safety signs west of Timberline,
including article, pictures, and maps.
Safety Boundary map - South side of Mt. Hood.
1941 Forest Service map of Mt. Hood's south side.