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    Posted: Dec/28/2010 at 2:54pm
Sad story.
 
Officials say a Fullerton man has died while snowboarding at Mountain High ski resort in Wrightwood.

The San Bernardino Coroner's Office says the accident was reported at 6:06 p.m. Monday. The 24-year-old man, who had collided with trees, was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead shortly after.
 
I was there that day with my boys and left at 4:00.  super crowded.  they stopped selling lift tix at ~11 am. 
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/28/2010 at 2:58pm
Truly terrible. R.I.P.

Same story at my local resort about a year ago. The worst part was the man's kids were waiting for him in the lodge at the bottom of the trail. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/28/2010 at 3:22pm
@ snowbird we saw a some people hitting cliffs as we were hitting em and cutting it WAAAAAY to close to the trees... One wrong move and you're dead... RIP for that guy, gotta b careful.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/28/2010 at 3:37pm
wow, i was just there on Thursday.  Often times we start to feel invincible while we're out there on the mountain.  This just goes to show that we truely are fragile.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/28/2010 at 3:45pm
thats really sad gotta be careful out there
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/28/2010 at 4:06pm
I'm really sorry to hear this. Was just there on Christmas Eve. Makes you wonder-- what if that was someone you knew? Or maybe even yourself.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/28/2010 at 4:12pm
That sucks. A kid just died at Mt. Hood Meadows the other day too.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/28/2010 at 4:32pm

As an "old-guy" of 43, am I the only one thinkin 'He died doin something he loved'.  Is that wrong?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/28/2010 at 5:30pm
Its wrong that he died at the age of 24. Rest in Peace..
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/28/2010 at 6:13pm
You don't really ever expect something like that to happen when you're cruising through the woods.

Sucks to hear this.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/28/2010 at 6:19pm
thats sad, i heard a story recently where a guy hit a mom and their kid and killed them both but he was fine, stories like these are depressing
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/28/2010 at 6:30pm
Truly saddening to hear stories like this.

Any word on if he was wearing a helmet?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/28/2010 at 6:32pm
Originally posted by CA_Derek23

  Often times we start to feel invincible while we're out there on the mountain


thats because we are.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/28/2010 at 6:45pm
gotta wear a helmet
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/28/2010 at 6:54pm
and this is why they are trying to make helmets mandatory for every hill in canada.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/28/2010 at 6:56pm
don't know if a helmet woulda saved him.  mtn high is know for icy conditions and with all that speed and being out of control.  sorry for the kids
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/28/2010 at 7:05pm
Definitely glad I got a helmet for Christmas this year!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/28/2010 at 7:13pm
so sad truly terrible staying away fro tees now
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/28/2010 at 7:39pm
Its a pretty sad sorry. May he rest in peace.

I would like to know how something like this could happen. Its hard to imagine if someone is cruising through the wood and hit a tree and die. Is this a common thing? I imagine he was either going really fast and somehow hit a tree at a wrong angle?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/28/2010 at 7:39pm
sad sad sad. its the risk we all take I guess... helmets only protect your head and not that much if you go "head on" with a tree over 15 mph and you can die all the same from massive internal bleeding, punctured lungs, exc. even if you dont hit your head.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/28/2010 at 8:29pm
These stories are a reminder of how fragile we are, R.I.P., It sucks that he died so young.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/29/2010 at 12:40am
oh crap my boy boards there all the time better tell him about this
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/29/2010 at 2:48am
Really is awful when something like this happens. We take that risk everytime but do we really think about what may/could happen?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/29/2010 at 4:02am
So sad, R.I.P.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/29/2010 at 4:19am
yea..any death while sporting is sad.  last week while I was out...I was linking turns back and forth and messing around doing tricks..and a guy going either too fast or out of control came up behind me..lost control and went straight towards a tree...so glad he didnt get hurt, but he skidded right by me.  we are out there to have fun..and push ourselves sometimes..but we gotta be careful so we can make it home at the end of the day.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/29/2010 at 4:28am
Helmets are a must these days, I need to get on board.  There is no reason for people to not want to protect their bodies.  A truly sad story.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/29/2010 at 4:31am
Speaking of Helmets... what is preventing it from becoming a law for mandatory helmets.  I know in NJ (and probably many other states), Minors are required to wear a helmet while riding a bicycle.
 
Why can't that be expanded into helmets while skiing and snowboarding?  Mountains easily give a free ugly helmet with every gear rental.
 
If kids are wearing them as they grow up, they'll surely continue to wear them when they get older too.
 
 
Obviously, I think everyone should wear one, but you have to start somewhere.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/29/2010 at 4:33am
an inherently dangerous sport...thus we sign wavers. R.I.P.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/29/2010 at 4:45am
Originally posted by tEh_snow

so sad truly terrible staying away fro tees now


there is absolutely no reason to tip-toe carefully through life only to arrive safely at death's door.  No one should stop doing anything.  Necessary caution should be exercises and precautions taken to minimize risk.  sitting at home just as deadly as riding the trees.

this is a tragedy, any accident is.  the child and young man that died in the collision earlier this week is tragic as well.  The young men at Whistler and Mt. Hood are as well.  Accidents and weird crap happens in life.  that said, every precaution should be taken.  there is a smart way to do stupid things, and if you are in the trees, hucking it off jumps and rails, going faster on your Reverse Crew than you can legally go on many a city street, a helmet isn't a bad idea. 

even with seatbelts, people still die in auto accidents, but with one, another variable is removed and chances for survival is increased. 

What is also unfortunate is all these deaths only make insurance more expensive for resorts and thus continue the rocketing of prices.  lawsuits are as american as apple pie and chevrolet these days and I'm sure those are coming. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/29/2010 at 4:49am
they started playing a recording at snow summit that going fast is prohibited on certain runs even if youre in control. i assume its in response to stories like this and people running into each other.

hopefully more people will wear a helmet now and try to be more careful out there.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/30/2010 at 12:07pm
People be careful out there. I knew this guy, and he was a really cool person. From what I know he has no family, he was an orphan from Moldova. It's really been a tough time for all his friends.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/30/2010 at 12:22pm
Originally posted by lursan

People be careful out there. I knew this guy, and he was a really cool person. From what I know he has no family, he was an orphan from Moldova. It's really been a tough time for all his friends.

vibes to you and his friends...
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