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Bayfield girl dies in Durango Mountain Resort ski crash

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RIP Maddie and our condolences to your family and friends.
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Sad
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 Cute girl!  Any details available at this time?

The only thing I am truly afraid of on the mountain are the other skiers.
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lets keep ourselves and ski buds safe!  Things seem to be getting a little crazy.
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Originally Posted by tetonpwdrjunkie View Post

 Cute girl!  Any details available at this time?

The only thing I am truly afraid of on the mountain are the other skiers.
Only from the newspaper article (link above):

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In a telephone interview Wednesday, Mike Milner said Bayfield students had the day off Tuesday for a districtwide meeting among staff members. Maddie went to Purgatory with several of her friends to go skiing - one of her favorite activities, he said.

She sent three text messages and pictures to her parents throughout the day expressing the fun she was having, Mike Milner said.

While skiing with her friends, Maddie hit a tree and suffered an injury to her liver, he said. The unconscious girl was airlifted to Mercy. Her parents were at the hospital before she arrived, but she never regained consciousness, he said.

Maddie was a good skier and was proud of her helmet, Mike Milner said.


My wife said she thought she read earlier in the day in the online newspaper that the girl was skiing with friends and turned her head around to say something, then turned back around and ran into a tree that was right there. Not sure if this is true, but sad nevertheless. Sounded like a sweet girl.
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 Heartbreaking.

Peace little Maddie.
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I can't even imagine... Makes me sick to my stomach.  My 4 year old daughter, who is named Maddie, went up skiing with me for the first time this past week.  Prayers to Maddie Milner and her friends and family...
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My condolences to her Family.  Its always the Bright, outgoing great people who we lose this way.

Bayfield High School student Madeline June Milner died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010, at Mercy Regional Medical Center. The death was the result of a skiing accident at Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort. She was 14.

Known as “Maddie," she was born to Michel and Dianne Milner on July 17, 1995, in Durango. She was a straight-A student in the Bayfield School District, where both of her parents teach.

Maddie was a member of the Bayfield High School Student Council, played trumpet in the band, was a member of the cross country team and enjoyed soccer. Her family said she loved music and art, particularly drawing. They also said she was a “passionate and accomplished skier."

Maddie cherished her close bond with her sisters and parents, and loved spending time with her aunts, uncles, grandparents and extended family.

“She was adventurous and quick-witted with an amazing sense of humor," her family wrote. “She had a remarkable talent for bringing happiness to old and young."

Maddie is survived by her parents, Michel and Dianne Milner, of Bayfield; younger sisters Sydney Milner and Peri Ann Milner, both of Bayfield; grandparents David and Anna Marie Bishop of Durango and Bill and Pat Milner of Reno, Nev.; uncles Bill Bishop of Bayfield, Tim Bishop of Steamboat Springs, Merrill Milner of Tahoe City, Calif., and Mitch Milner of Truckee, Calif.; aunts Carolyn Koso of Loveland and Michelle Willer of Erie; and numerous cousins.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, at Pine Valley Foursquare Church, 1328 County Road 501 in Bayfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Maddie's name at any Pine River Valley Bank branch.

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