Thursday, December 29, 2011

It’s wretcherous

Posted on Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 4:00 AM

Drinking a beer with friends after a day of early-season skiing at Snowbowl, someone asked, “How are conditions?”

A simultaneous “wretched” and “treacherous” were heard. Thus a new ski-condition was termed: “wretcherous.”

As that was the situation, we all needed to promote the utmost atmosphere of safety. To me, that means the owners of Snowbowl should take the lead and their mountain manager should follow closely. The rest of us, some with years of experience, must be heard when we voice concerns over safety and management policies. Participants at all levels must be looked out for and must look out for one another. We each have a voice and we should be allowed, if not encouraged, to state our views, which ultimately, hopefully, will see that we all have a safe and happy season.

Mike McGovern

Missoula

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