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2014-2013 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 January 1, 2015. 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.

Red type is natural or medical conditions that occurred inbounds on the slopes

Green Type is Fatalities while sledding at the Resort

Blue Type is a Lift Accidents

2013 – 2014 Ski Season Fatalities

#

Date

State

Resort

Where

Trail Difficulty

How

Cause

Ski/ Board

Age

Sex

Home town

Helmet

Reference

Ref # 2

1

11/15

CO

Breckenridge

 

 

 

Natural

 

48

M

Boulder, CO

 

http://rec-law.us/1EW1ugt

 

2

12/8

CO

Eldora

Jolly Jug

 

Hit tree

 

Ski

22

M

Coral Springs, FL (CU student)

Yes

rec-law.us/1zKCnff

http://rec-law.us/1weCFu5

3

12/12

CO

Keystone

Spring Dipper

Intermediate

Hit Tree

Blunt force trauma

Boarder

26

M

Silverthorne

Yes

rec-law.us/1Gp0N1J

rec-law.us/12W5uBl

4

 

MI

Pine Knob

 

 

Hit tree

 

Ski

51

F

Shelby Township

 

rec-law.us/138UPTP

rec-law.us/1GqS6Ea

5

12/28

WY

Jackson Hole

Brush Alley

 

Found inverted in the snow

Asphyxiation

Skier

54

M

Pepper Pike, OH

 

http://rec-law.us/1wGh5vz

 

6

12/30

NY

Hunter Mtn

D Lift

 

Ski caught lift tower

Fall

Skier

44

F

Brooklyn, NY

 

http://rec-law.us/1tGCuud

http://rec-law.us/1tuBsvx

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.

If you are unable to view the entire table Email me at Jim@Rec-law.us and put Ski Area Fatality Chart in the subject line. I’ll reply with a PDF of the chart.

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