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Skier killed in crash on slopes at Welch Village

There are 3 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Mar 17, 2011, titled Skier killed in crash on slopes at Welch Village. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

A skier was fatally injured this week after hitting a chairlift post at Welch Village in Goodhue County.

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Bill

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Mar 18, 2011
This is very sad news. Skiing is definitely a sport that carries inherent risks. These risks are often multiplied by the design and layout of on hill lifts (of which the mid mountain placement this new chair lift is a prime example). Very sad to see, but maybe not too unexpected after experiencing the this new Welch chairlift, placement, and awkwardly dangerous funneling of skiers on this particular run. My thoughts and prayers are with this gentleman's family.
Darwinian

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Mar 18, 2011
George Bushes' fault.
really

Chaska, MN

#3 Mar 18, 2011
Where did you hear that it involved the new chair lift? The old chair that this replaced had a tower very close to where the new lift tower is. I do not place any blame on where the tower is placed. It is just a very bad accident.
Bill wrote:
This is very sad news. Skiing is definitely a sport that carries inherent risks. These risks are often multiplied by the design and layout of on hill lifts (of which the mid mountain placement this new chair lift is a prime example). Very sad to see, but maybe not too unexpected after experiencing the this new Welch chairlift, placement, and awkwardly dangerous funneling of skiers on this particular run. My thoughts and prayers are with this gentleman's family.

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