pwa wrote:As I said before, risk of physical harm is not everything. Nobody would climb Everest or even go skiing if we let physical danger dictate our actions all the time. And life is always fatal.
Yes, but most people climbing Everest are well prepared for what they are about to face and even then about one in twenty five of them don't come back down. And as an amateur skier you don't jump straight into the nearest chute and expect to survive. If you are familiar with the high risk areas in the USA and well prepared it can be fine but just jumping on a bike and riding through without that preparation and local knowledge would be a bit like jumping into a couloir on your first day on skis. Stick to the green runs though and you should be fine.