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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Sugarloaf Has Another Major Lift Malfunction

Another chairlift at Sugarloaf ski resort malfunctioned this weekend by going backward, prompting some frightened skiers to bail out and raising questions about the safety of aging infrastructure at New England’s ski resorts. The resort said Sunday a preliminary investigation found that a gearbox on the lift malfunctioned and effectively disabled two brake systems. A […]

Draft Decision for Eldora Expansion

Eldora Mountain Resort on Tuesday received a green light to proceed with its expansion plans in a draft decision issued by the U.S. Forest Service. Official legal notice of the Forest Service’s draft decision today will open a 45-day window during which objections can be submitted, before its draft decision is finalized. A massive draft […]

March 19 / 2015
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Ya Later...
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California Snow Crisis Causes Closures

For two years, California has suffered such a severe drought that its ski areas are threatened. As of March 11, the Tahoe Basin snowpack was at only 19% of average and one of the most popular ski areas in the region, Heavenly Resort, has seen only 73 inches of snow so far this season compared […]

March 18 / 2015

Plane Hits Skier on French Ski Run

Yesterday, one of the more bizarre ski accidents occurred in the French Alps. A skier suffered a near-amputation after the propeller of a small aircraft clipped her when the plane made an emergency landing on a ski slope. The accident happened in the busy resort of Avoriaz in the French Alps. “The plane slid down […]

March 13 / 2015
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Safety
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Ski Collisions Result in Fatalities

The Shoshone County sheriff’s office says a 61-year-old woman has died while skiing at Lookout Pass north of Wallace, Idaho. Mary Jane Bair, of Silverton, Idaho, apparently hit a tree on Sunday. The sheriff’s office, along with relatives and friends, began searching for her late Sunday night at the ski area after she failed to […]

March 11 / 2015
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Safety
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