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Atomic Recalls Heel Bindings

ATOMIC USA CONDUCTING VOLUNTARY RECALL OF THE HEEL COMPONENTS OF CERTAIN SKI BINDINGS MANUFACTURED BETWEEN 1998 AND 2002

OGDEN, UTAH, DECEMBER 24, 2008 -- Atomic Ski USA, Inc. is carrying out a voluntary precautionary recall of heel components of certain bindings manufactured between 1998 and 2002. This recall applies to the below listed models of the ATOMIC Race, Xentrix, Device, Centro and DYNAMIC ski bindings produced
between 1998 and 2002.


Yellow Jackets Swarming Slopes at Vail, Beaver Creek

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In step with the NSAA safety initiative, Vail Resorts has created an on-slope patrol to enforce safe skiing and to curb reckless behavior.

Dateline NBC to Cover Ski Safety Week

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Skier Safety Week brings national media attention, as Dateline NBC follows Vail's Yellow Jackets around the slopes.

Vermont Researchers Urge Snow Sports Enthusiasts to Wear a Helmet

Vermont Researchers Urge Snow Sports Enthusiasts to Wear a Helmet
From Skiing Magazine's annual gear guide.
A Fletcher Allen/UVM team is studying helmet use among skiers and riders.

From press release

"Ski like a local…Wear a helmet. is the slogan for this year's effort by the Vermont Snow Sports Research Team to get every skier and snowboarder to wear a helmet while on the slopes. The Vermont Snow Sports Research Team is a partnership of Vermont Children's Hospital at Fletcher Allen Health Care and the University of Vermont College of Medicine.

The team is in the midst of a multi-year study, funded by the Vermont Department of Health and the Children's Miracle Network, which is examining trends in helmet use among skiers and snowboarders.

Skiing Accident Results in Death at Keystone

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Despite beefing up safety standards, Keystone Resort, CO records the first ski-related death of the season.

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