There has always been school trips--There has always been rare fatal accidents (every few years)--Are skier numbers increasing as much as the accidents?
Are we teaching skills too soon and not enough skills early on? Is this new gear really easy enough we should be teaching snow-plowers to get on edge and carve clean fast turns? IF we don't teach a pivot and slide skill can these skiers just not get their skis around as they're going to fast to move quickly from edge to edge and don't have the necessary skills to flatten and pivot a ski so it can bite in the other directions?
They get to intermediate and feel the speed, feel the edge and think they're in control, then...They're suddenly faster they realized, they're back and iniation doesn't start for them, someone cuts close infront and they can't make their turn where they planned and don't how to get out of it?
Is it possibly new skis and teaching methods are contributing to this situation? What do you think?