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A nice run, ruined

Dear Editor:I am very sad about what is happening to Buttermilk Mountain, which used to be the most pristine, lovely place to ski. Last week an unsupervised, 8- or 9-year-old child crashed into me from the rear at full tilt. I cracked my right fibula and received excellent care on the mountain and at the emergency room. It was on Red’s Rover, which now has several terrain jumps ending in a funnel to a catwalk that requires some speed. Whomever redesigned that run has ruined Red’s Rover and is stupid to boot.I hold that child’s absent parents responsible, but I certainly see that Aspen Skiing Co. is out to make money and isn’t terribly interested in enforcing some necessary rules about age limits and out-of-control skiing.After many years of skiing Buttermilk and staying at the Inn at Aspen, we now need to look elsewhere, perhaps Deer Valley or Vail where enforcement is stronger.Lauren GoldenEncinitas, Calif.

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