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First we had the young woman at Jackson who was found in a tree well, and now a skier is missing at Lost Trail: http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/searchers-look-for-missing-skier-at-lost-trail/article_35850eb8-8802-59a8-a918-66d1f93b824b.html
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15 year old's body just recovered in bounds at Mt Washington B.C. likely a tree well.

Three others had search and rescue out overnight at Cypress, Kicking Horse and Revelstoke  but they were lucky and it had happier endings.

 

Unfortunately won't be the last.  

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RIP

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There's also a missing skier in Wa.
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It's been 5 days in the worst winter storms for the skier missing near Snoqualmie Pass. 

http://www.seattlepi.com/local/article/Backcountry-skiier-missing-from-Snoqualmie-Pass-6711285.php

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First we had the young woman at Jackson who was found in a tree well, and now a skier is missing at Lost Trail: http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/searchers-look-for-missing-skier-at-lost-trail/article_35850eb8-8802-59a8-a918-66d1f93b824b.html


They've given up trying to find this guy due to the amount of snow that has fallen. http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/montana/search-continues-for-missing-skier-at-lost-trail-powder-mountain/article_0cc286ee-299b-5554-aeba-58e6c2d4b64a.html

"Authorities have called off the search for an experienced skier who was reported missing at a ski hill on the Montana-Idaho border.

Ravalli County Sheriff Chris Hoffman said Friday that the amount of snow at the Lost Trail Powder Mountain ski hill made it virtually impossible to find the man after an intensive search."
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Today I saw a 10-12ish year old kid walking in ski boots under the lift across the trail headed in to a patch of trees, had to step across one creek,  There was another trail right on the other side of the trees but really odd and kind of dangerous to be stumbling around the middle of a ski hill without skis and no clue where the kids' skis were.  I suppose it is possible they walked out of one of the ski houses on the other side of the mountain and were trying to hike down to the lodge in boots.. perhaps to meet someone or rent skis and get a lift ticket?  I know it's cliche' but I blame the parents.  No way I'd leave my either of my kids unsupervised at a moderately sized MLK Day busy resort if they didn't know you don't venture out to the ski trails without skis or snowboards..  With the guns blasting and very low visibility it would be possible for them to go undiscovered had they fallen and gotten hurt in those trees.

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Today I saw a 10-12ish year old kid walking in ski boots under the lift across the trail headed in to a patch of trees, had to step across one creek,  There was another trail right on the other side of the trees but really odd and kind of dangerous to be stumbling around the middle of a ski hill without skis and no clue where the kids' skis were.  I suppose it is possible they walked out of one of the ski houses on the other side of the mountain and were trying to hike down to the lodge in boots.. perhaps to meet someone or rent skis and get a lift ticket?  I know it's cliche' but I blame the parents.  No way I'd leave my either of my kids unsupervised at a moderately sized MLK Day busy resort if they didn't know you don't venture out to the ski trails without skis or snowboards..  With the guns blasting and very low visibility it would be possible for them to go undiscovered had they fallen and gotten hurt in those trees.

there are plenty of kids younger than that at squaw who have a lot better idea where they are and where they are going than the average holiday weekend adult skier.

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...sad

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there are plenty of kids younger than that at squaw who have a lot better idea where they are and where they are going than the average holiday weekend adult skier.


The same is true at EVERY resort.  None of those would be trying to do what this kid was trying to do. Just for argument's sake, since you seem to want to differentiate resorts, there are more clueless tourists at Squaw on any given holiday than there are at our resorts simply because ours are so much smaller.  Per capita, we have more tourists, but total people Squaw has more clueless tourists.

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