Journal: News & Comment

Friday, February 07, 2003
# 8:33:00 AM:

Who's in the backcountry?

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With the ever-diversifying population of Canada, and British Columbia in particular, why are all the victims of recent killer avalanches -- in January and February -- white people?

I'm not being flippant, or a conspiracy theorist. Is it a cultural trend -- do those of non-white ancestry not find backcountry skiing as appealing, on average? Or was it just coincidence? No typical sample of a dozen or so people in B.C. would be exclusively white, so I just find it odd.


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