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Is off-piste skiing too dangerous?

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As a keen skier myself I was saddened to read about the terrible accident suffered by Michael Schumacher. Thank goodness he was wearing a helmet – something that I started to do 5 years ago when my son started skiing in Austria where it was compulsory for all children in ski school.

I was interested to read this article in the Daily Telegraph by Peter Hardy who spends large amounts of his time skiing around the world. I am inclined to agree with his comment that the statistics show that skiing on-piste or close to the edge as in Michael Schumacher’s case remains acceptably low. However due to the nature of the snowfall earlier in the season has made it too dangerous for him to contemplate skiing off-piste in the wilds of the back country.

You can read Peter Hardy’s article by clicking on the link below:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/snowandski/10556567/Skiing-off-piste-why-its-too-dangerous-this-season.html