Went skiing today with my kid. I learned something. The short version of the story. Area where the trail isn't really wide and skiers are funneled together. There were big banners for "slow" and "speed control area". They are bright orange and across the slope. Probably means one should slow down and use caution? My kid is learning to board and was doing a slow toe side across the mountain. Two uphill boarders going really fast following each other didnt make their turns and wiped out and slammed into my kid. She was hurt enough from the impact of a 220lb man against pre-teen kid to get a ride down to the base in the sled and a hospital visit. The boarders stopped and gave name then went to get help (ski patrol made to us before they called in for help as we heard the radios). They then continued to board. But since it was a collision, it is against CO law. Police were at the base and the whole police report (and ski area incident report) thing followed. The police had the boarders stopped on the lift and brought to them. The police said that the incident was a criminal action of (I am paraphrasing the words) "reckless endangerment with injury" and some type of 3rd degree assault. I was actually surprised to find out it was taken so seriously. I was ran into (and mildly injured) two weeks ago by a boarder and he just took off. The policeman today said they take these very seriously and arrested someone last weekend for causing a collision and injuring a young girl and then not stopping to report it. He told me that has the two not stopped today and they found they would have been arrested. As it sits, the police told me it is up to us to tell them if we want criminal charges pressed. I doubt we will as they "did the right thing" after they caused an accident. I dont think it was intentional. But, beware. Sometimes what people think are "just accidents" can be criminal acts as I learned today.