I would like to express my thanks to the two quick-acting skiers who tried to help after a visiting friend was knocked over by a speeding snowboarder on Sunday (Dec. 30) on Upper Olympic, just above Olympic Station.
The story is unfortunately all too common: speeding snowboarder takes out unwitting skier in a slow zone.†This case was even worse than most, as the boarder didnít stop to apologize, even after being grabbed physically by the two skiers. The type of person who doesnít apologize after a collision might not be the sort to read a newspaper, so let me thank the skiers and suggest that Whistler Blackcomb consider adding Mountain Safety staff in that bottom part of Upper Olympic.
A few years ago my sister-in-law suffered a cracked rib in a similar accident. It is hard to encourage visitors to come here to ski, if so many are injured through no fault of their own.