2013-2014 In bound ski/board fatalities

It is depressing to start working on this every year. I hope it at some point in time can provide answers rather than news.

This list is not guaranteed to be accurate. The information is found from web searches and news dispatches. Those references are part of the chart. If you have a source for information on any fatality please leave a comment or contact me. Thank you.

If this information is incorrect or incomplete please let me know.  This is up to date as of February 10, 2014. Thanks.

Skiing and Snowboarding are still safer than being in your kitchen or bathroom. This information is not to scare you away from skiing but to help you understand the risks.

Are non-skiing/boarding fatalities that occurred inbounds on the slopes

Fatality while sledding at the Resort is in Green

2013 – 2014 Ski Season Fatalities






Trail Difficulty



Ski/ Board



Home town



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12/11 CO Telluride Pick’N Gad Left the ski run, struck a tree and suffered fatal injuries 60 M Norwood, CO No


12/12 VT Killington Great Northern Trail Found 21 F PA No


12/16 WA Crystal Mountain Resort Tinkerbell Beginner Lost control and veered off the trail Blunt Force Trauma F Yes
4 1/1/14 WV skiing into a tree M Opp, AL
5 12/21 CA Heavenly Resort colliding with a snowboarder and being knocked into a tree 56 F NV No
6 12/19 CO Winter Park Butch’s Breezeway Beginner blunt force injury to the head 19 M Yes
7 1/11 CO Aspen Bellisimo Inter hitting a tree Ski 56 M CO Yes
8 1/11 MT Whitefish Mountain Resort Gray Wolf and Bighorn Found in a tree well Ski 54 M CA
9 1/11 VT Stratton Mountain Resort Lower Tamarac Sledding Sledding 45 M NJ No
10 1/14 NV Mount Charleston Terrain Park Fall in terrain park blunt-force trauma Boarder 20 M NV No
11 1/17 VT Killington Mouse Trap Trail striking a tree Boarder 23 M NY
12 1/25 NM Ski Apache Inter struck a tree Skier 23 F TX
13 1/25 WA Ski Bluewood Country Road run Beginner Found at top of trail blunt force abdominal injury Skier 14 M WA No
14 1/28 UT Deer Valley Keno ski run Inter hit a tree Skier 65 M FL Yes
15 2/1 VT Sugarbush Ski Resort Lower Rim Run and Lower FIS trails went off the trail and hit a trail sign broken neck Skier 19 F Newport, RI
16 2/4 ME Sugarloaf resort Hayburner Expert skiing off a trail into trees Skier 21 M Hoosick Falls, NY No
17 2/4 CA Heavenly Ski Resort upper Nevada Woods Expert Closed area blunt force trauma Boarder 18 M Kings Beach, CA Yes
18 2/8 CO Keystone Resort Porcupine and Bighorn Intermediate crashed into a tree blunt-force trauma Skier 46 M Yes
19 1/31 PA Seven Springs Mountain Resort hit a fence closed-head injury and a cervical spine fracture Skier 52 F Westmoreland County, PA
20 2/7 CO Beaver Creek lower section of Beaver Creek suffered trauma injuries Skier 64 M St. Louis, Mo

Our condolences go to the families of the deceased. Our thoughts extend to the families and staff at the areas who have to deal with these tragedies.

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