Death of Another Ski Patroller

A second ski patroller this week has died from injuries suffered during a ski accident. The Steamboat Ski Patrol member who sustained serious injuries in an accident last week at Steamboat Ski Area died Tuesday afternoon at Denver Health Medical Center. Michael Fosdick was 63 years old. According to the ski area, Fosdick was a […]

April 16 / 2015
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Safety
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Tragedy on Last Ski Day

A veteran ski instructor at the Deer Valley Resort has died of injuries suffered when he collided with a lift tower pole. This sad tragedy occurred on the last day that Dear Valley was open for the season. Park City police identified the victim of the Sunday afternoon accident, at the Sterling Express Chairlift tower, […]

April 14 / 2015
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Safety
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Vail Goes International

Vail Resorts added another venue to its Epic Pass with the purchase of Australia’s Perisher Ski Resort, the largest ski area in the Southern Hemisphere. Vail Resorts purchased the 3,000-acre resort in New South Wales for $136 million, the deal was announced Monday. Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz said the motivation for the resort’s first […]

April 08 / 2015
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Ya Later...
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Proposed Changes to Oregon Ski Law

The Oregon Supreme Court in December ruled that Myles Bagley could pursue his $21.5 million lawsuit against Mt. Bachelor after he was paralyzed in a terrain park accident, despite signing a liability waiver. This past Monday a proposed amendment to the state’s 1979 Skier Responsibility Law was debated in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Senate Bill […]

April 01 / 2015
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Law
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Fault of Sugarloaf Lift Failure Identified

The Partek Ski Lifts chairlift company warned ski resort operators last Thursday to check for potential problems after engineers announced that a design flaw likely contributed to an accident that injured seven skiers at Sugarloaf. Partek Ski Lifts, based in Pine Island, New York, issued a bulletin that advised ski resort operators using Borvig and […]

March 30 / 2015

Four Ski Fatalities in Past Week

It has been a challenging week for skiing in the Northeast. A skier died yesterday in an accident on an expert trail at the Sunday River ski area in Maine. The 35-year-old man died in a ski accident. He was found at the bottom of Black Hole, an expert trail on Aurora Peak around 11 […]

March 26 / 2015
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Safety
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