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Skier Dies at Lookout Pass Idaho/Montana

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March 10, 2015 in City

Woman who died in Lookout ski accident was from Silverton

 

Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the 61-year-old woman who died while skiing at Lookout Pass on Sunday.

Mary Jane Bair, of Silverton, Idaho, apparently hit a tree, a news release from the sheriff’s office said.

The Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office, along with family and friends of the woman, began searching for her at the ski area late Sunday night after she did not return from her ski trip.

Sheriff Mitch Alexander found the woman a short distance into the timber off a run called Rainbow Ridge on the ski area’s south side.

The woman was an accomplished skier and was wearing a helmet, but she likely lost control and did not leave the run intentionally, the release said.

 

Rainbow Ridge is an easy blue run.  However, snow conditions have been so poor that I didn't even go to that side of the mountain the last time I was there the Thursday before this accident.  The week before I only took one run on Rainbow Ridge because the snow was hard and rough.

 

My condolences to this woman's family and friends.

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There but for the grace of God..

We had two helicopter evacs on Monday here. One guy we heard about is in intensive care. Here with his ski club. Don't know the story on the second one.
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It's terible when this happens, but we know it can and does. Be careful out there folks!
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Rainbow Ridge was a very narrow strip of grooming right when the run steepens when I made a single lap on Thursday.

Sad to hear.
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