Rachelrb, she wasn't wearing a helmet.
Sarahsly, I have been full of emotion about this one, too. Yes, I'm sad that someone so talented (and so young, or at least, so not old) could die as a *beginner* in the sport that I love so much. I feel so sad for her, sad for her family, sad for anyone close to her. It seems very unnecessary.
I also mentioned (maybe here and maybe on my blog) that I was pretty freaked out by some of the erratic skiing (and helmetless heads) I saw on my ski weekend recently. I'm already very much aware that you can get hurt skiing, and I guess I'm shocked when other people don't realize it.
I don't want to be overly pushy about helmets, but I *do* think everyone should wear them. I realize that they can't prevent all skiing-related head injuries, but I think not wearing one because they aren't absolutely perfect would be silly.
Let's be careful out there.
BLC 21 Powerful Prism Panthers team!
Run a beautiful race.
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