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Skico should continue as a leader in ski industry

Dear Editor:

Most agree that Natasha Richardson might not have died if she was wearing a helmet. Helmets are most protective at slower speeds, and she was on a beginner slope.

In light of this, I am asking Aspen Skiing Co. to require all instructors and patrollers to wear helmets. They are important role models for all skiers and riders.

I understand that patrollers have specific audio needs, and I’m confident that can be accommodated.

Also, I think Skico should require all employees who ski on a Skico pass wear a helmet whenever they are on the slope ” working or not.

It’s time. I don’t need to write a long letter. We all know what’s right.

Oh yes, and by the way, I saw a young woman with a baby on her back pack snowplowing ” and having difficulty ” down Aspen Mountain on Sunday. C’mon Skico ” why is she permitted on the lift with a baby?

Roberta McGowan

Missouri Heights

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