Spring skiers can learn from Richardson’s death

The tragedy of Natasha Richardson’s death is followed with surprise. How could the city of Montreal and the Mont Tremblant ski facilities not have a helicopter emergency service? We take STARS for granted in Alberta. Quebec should implement a similar lottery-funded air ambulance service. I can’t help wondering if Richardson was skiing on that “bunny Run” with her children? Maybe a mother watching out for the safety of her kids wouldn’t like a “football/ hockey player” helmet enclosing her views. Would helmets such as worn by cyclists be sufficient to prevent head-brain injuries on ski hills? Let families going spring skiing include safety gear for their heads as well as protection for hands and feet. Then Natasha Richardson will not have died in vain. Rondo Wood Red Deer

The tragedy of Natasha Richardson’s death is followed with surprise.

How could the city of Montreal and the Mont Tremblant ski facilities not have a helicopter emergency service? We take STARS for granted in Alberta. Quebec should implement a similar lottery-funded air ambulance service.

I can’t help wondering if Richardson was skiing on that “bunny Run” with her children? Maybe a mother watching out for the safety of her kids wouldn’t like a “football/ hockey player” helmet enclosing her views.

Would helmets such as worn by cyclists be sufficient to prevent head-brain injuries on ski hills?

Let families going spring skiing include safety gear for their heads as well as protection for hands and feet. Then Natasha Richardson will not have died in vain.

Rondo Wood

Red Deer

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