The increased number of people remaining healthy and active into their 60s and 70s has caused rethinking of senior pass prices at Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort. There is no longer a silver pass for ages 62 to 69 or a golden pass for those 70 and older. Now there will be one senior pass, for those 65 and older, and it costs $399 if purchased by April 30.
A 37-year-old man hit a tree and died last Wednesday night at Skibowl in Oregon. The Skibowl Operations manager said the man was with friends and had skied into a tree well and struck the tree. He had been skiing with friends since about 5 p.m. He did not meet the group at the end of a run and they started a search. Emergency crews were dispatched at about 7:50 p.m. The Ski Patrol found him about ten minutes after the accident. They tried CPR but could not revive him.
Pitkin County officials signed off on a portable “champagne sled” bar for Aspen mountain, which will serve bubbly to guests on various ski runs. The SkiCo launched a promotion over the Presidents Day weekend, through The Little Nell hotel and Veuve Clicquot champagne, where skiers could find the moveable bar’s location on social networking sites. But the company hadn’t yet received a liquor license from the county for a portable bar, so it had to be parked at the top of the Ajax Express lift adjacent to the Sundeck.
Three people have died in ski accidents in California in only two days. The huge dumping of snow from a recent storm provided the conditions which contributed to each fatality.