I apologize in advance if the following upsets some of you. I mean no disrespect, I just had to get it out of my chest.
Two deaths only a few days apart. RIP.
It's hard enough as it is for us patrollers, some people on the social networks blame the ski patrol for not having been able to avoid these tragedies, for not enforcing the rules enough. I say we can't be everywhere at the same time, and we can't prevent people from colliding with trees, falling, or performing dangerous stunts. You can make a ski hill reasonably safe, but you will never be able to make it 100% safe.
And our warnings are not as effective as they should. In today's society, a significant minority of skiers and boarders have been ignoring our warnings, dodging ropes, trying crazy stunts, skiing too fast, skiing while intoxicated, drinking beer and smoking drugs in front of the other clients like it was nothing, showing disrespect to the lift operators and to us, because "it's cool". We see clients shoving and hitting patrollers and lift operators, we have to call the police because of their aggressive behavior.
With that mindset that the patrollers are the enemy and that rules are meant to be violated, I expect a lot more deaths in the future.