How Does ROTC Handle Ski Accidents

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  1. cb7893

    cb7893 Member

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    Don't want to think bad thoughts, but DS, an AROTC MSII, is planning on skiing with another cadet over spring break.

    How would ROTC deal with an injury?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. goaliedad

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    Has he passed his APFT?
     
  3. cb7893

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    Yes. I think he maxed it out.
     
  4. goaliedad

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    He'd have until next December to recover from any knee injuries...

    Black Diamond = Bad Idea

    That being said, ROTC tends to attract kids who don't think about the fear factor. I have a hockey player, so who am I to talk. As long as he has that thought about managing his bigger goals in the back of his mind when he selects a run and evaluates whether to take that last run at the end of the day, he should be OK.

    I doubt the Cadre will say much at all.
     
  5. Oldsalt

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    There was a list of prohibited activities for SNA's back in my day. I can't remember if it was wing or CNET driven. I would see if you can Google it and recommend using it as a guideline. Units are looking for excuses, don't give them one.
     
  6. kinnem

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    I think some of us are going a little overboard here. My son has been skiing since he was 3. Snowboarding since he was 8. He has been snowboarding expert slopes since he was 14. He comes home tonight for spring break and then leaves Sat. with 3 other midshipmen and his Mom to ski out west (Dad gets to stay home and take care of the dog). There are always risks doing anything, including crossing the street (see: man swallowed by sinkhole in Florida), but if you ski within your abilities you should be OK. If you're a new skier stay to the beginner slopes until you've mastered the art. Stay out of the trees no matter what your ability level. Don't ski outside the resort boundaries. Wear a helmet when snowboarding and consider it when skiing. No matter what you do for fun, rappelling, rock climbing, spelunking, road cycling, mud runs, as long as you take the appropriate safety precautions you should be OK (most of the time).

    Life is meant to be lived. Stay thirsty my friends! :smile:
     
  7. cb7893

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    If they are going to CO, I hope they find good snow. I hear that Steamboat is about the best right now.
     
  8. kinnem

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    They're heading for a week in South Lake Tahoe. We have a timeshare there and the wife and kid head out each year. I used to go but the past several years I just can't handle the elevation due to some meds I have to take. I could still go and not ski but it's hard to justify the cost of the ticket, meals, and doggie care. They've got about a 42" base there so it should be good, for spring skiing that is. Toughest part will be feeding all these midshipmen!!! There's an additional plane ticket right there!!! :smile:
     

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