Woman lobbies for skier number limit | VailDaily.com

Woman lobbies for skier number limit

Kim Marquis

DENVER – For Claudia Carbone, Breckenridge Ski Resort’s new safety department is “too little, too late.”Carbone is recovering from a November collision on the slopes that resulted in quadruple fractures of her pelvic bone when a snowboarder hit her from behind.”Only time will tell if this will cut down on the number of collisions and accidents,” Carbone said from a friends’ Denver home, where she is recovering and moving around in a wheelchair. “I’d like to see them make an even gutsier move.”Carbone wants to see resort operators limit the number of people allowed on the slopes during the early season when few trails are open. An alternative is to not open the mountain until enough terrain is available to serve the demand, she said.The day of her accident on the Friday before Thanksgiving presented “absolute chaos” on the slopes, Carbone said, when only three runs were open to serve ski racers, snowboarders heading to the terrain park and skiers and riders of all ability levels. Loud snow guns added to the chaos, preventing her from hearing the snowboarder approaching from behind, she added.Vail Colorado

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