Four Fatal Ski Accidents Over Weekend

The past weekend proved a deadly one on slopes across North America. A 17-year-old male skier died Friday afternoon at Mission Ridge Ski and Board Resort in Washington. He lost control on the Tumwater run and struck a tree, Ridge executives have confirmed. The Tumwater run begins at the top of the 6,820-foot mountain and […]

January 27 / 2015
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Safety
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Snowboarder Found Criminally Reckless

A snowboarder accused of injuring a child while snowboarding at Breckenridge Ski Area last April has been found guilty. Matt Grannell was snowboarding on Pioneer Trail, a blue run in the middle of Peak 7 at Breckenridge Ski Area. He came over a roller and landed on a 6-year old girl who had just fallen […]

January 20 / 2015
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Law
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National Ski Safety Month

January is National Safety Month at ski resorts across America, and Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member resorts are hosting special safety-related programs and activities all month long to raise awareness and demonstrate the many ways guests can keep safe on the slopes every day. Throughout January, resorts are working to educate guests about on-mountain […]

January 16 / 2015
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Safety
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Three Kids Fall from Three Ski Lifts This Week

A 5-year-old boy was injured in a fall from a ski lift at Spring Mountain Adventures in Schwenksville, Pennsylvania last Saturday. The child was allowed to ride the beginner lift by himself and fell almost 23 feet shortly after 7:00 pm. He was flown to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia with serious injuries. The owner of […]

January 13 / 2015
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Safety
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Utah Suffers Skier Fatality

A 63-year-old man was killed Wednesday after police say he hit a tree while skiing at Snowbird. Charles Johanson, of Salt Lake City, was skiing with a friend when the two became separated, said Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal. The friend later contacted the Snowbird Ski Patrol about 4 p.m., and a search was launched. […]

January 10 / 2015
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Safety
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Stranded Skiers Require Rescue

Around noon Saturday, dozens of skiers at Mont Ste-Marie resort in Quebec were stranded on a stopped lift and they had to be rescued. It took close to four hours to lower skiers from the Vanier Express chairlift, one of three at the hill in the Gatineau mountains about 90 km northeast of Ottawa. “One […]

January 07 / 2015
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Safety
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