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2014-2015 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 26, 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

2014 – 2015 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

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

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

7

1/31

OR

Mt. Hood Skibowl

Middle Reynolds Trail

Expert

Caught an edge, fell, landing on his head and chest

blunt-force head trauma

Skier

37

M

Medford, OR

 

http://rec-law.us/1xh3TgW

http://rec-law.us/1wVbq5Z

8

 

CO

Keystone Resort

Elk Run

Intermediate

 

 

 

18

M

 

Yes

http://rec-law.us/1JvRa2I

http://rec-law.us/1CJTm51

9

1/7

UT

Snowbird Ski Resort

base of the Little Cloud chairlift

 

struck a tree

 

Skier

63

M

Salt Lake City, UT

Yes

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

http://rec-law.us/1I5KasB

10

1/17

MA

Nashoba Valley Ski Area

Lobo trail

Expert

Hit a tree

 

Skier

13

M

Westford

Yes

http://rec-law.us/15m0NlH

http://rec-law.us/1Blv5CF

11

1/18

CA

Northstar California ski resort

Rail Splitter 

Advanced

 

 

Skier

67

M

Van Nuys

 

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

 

12

1/18

AZ

Arizona Snowbowl

 

 

Medical episode & fell to snow

 

Skier

46

M

Newbury, CA

 

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

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

13

1/19

CO

Copper Mtn

 

 

Medical

 

Board

55

F

Reeds Spring, MO

Yes

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

http://rec-law.us/1ym9NOp

14

1/22

VT

Stowe Mountain Resort

 

 

 

 

 

64

M

 

 

http://rec-law.us/1tiirl7

 

15

1/23

WA

Mission Ridge Ski

 

 

lost control on a ski run

 

Skier

17

M

 

 

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

 

16

1/23

CO

Crested Butte

Lower Treasury

Intermediate

Hit a tree

multiple traumatic chest injuries

Skier

13

M

Olathe, CO

Yes

http://rec-law.us/1H5A123

http://rec-law.us/1z5QkoV

17

 

VT

Stowe Mountain Resort

 

 

 

medical-related

Skier

64

M

 

 

http://rec-law.us/1yLHER0

 

18

2/6

VT

Burke Mountain Resort

 

 

Hit a tree

 

Skier

27

F

St. Johnsbury, VT

Yes

http://rec-law.us/1KsXp7Z

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

19

2/7

UT

Park City Mtn Resort

 

 

hit a padded pole

aorta ruptured

Skier

25

M

 

 

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

 

20

2/11

CO

Keystone Resort

Anticipation

Intermediate

Hit a tree

blunt force trauma

Skier

43

M

Conifer, CO

Yes

http://rec-law.us/1DoQQ4d

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

21

2/14

NM

Ski Santa Fe

 

 

struck a tree

 

Skier

33

F

El Paso, Texas

 

http://rec-law.us/1vPRd7b

 

22

2/7

CO

 

 

 

 

 

Skier

60

M

 

 

http://rec-law.us/1B9Eson

 

22

2/23

CO

Breckenridge Ski Resort

 

 

 

multiple skull fractures

Skier

22

M

 

No

http://rec-law.us/1FTp3vd

http://rec-law.us/185QUtp

23

2/26

CO

Breckenridge Ski Resort

Northstar

Intermediate

Hit tree

 

Skier

46

M

Rolling Meadows, IL

Yes

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

 

 

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.

5 Medical causes, 1 lift accident and 17-18 fatalities 11 hitting trees or a pole

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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Our 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.

5 Medical causes, 1 lift accident and 17-18 fatalities 11 hitting trees or a pole

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.

What do you think? Leave a comment.

If you like this let your friends know or post it on FB, Twitter or LinkedIn

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2 Comments on “2014-2015 In bound ski/board fatalities”

  1. foo says:

    The table renders poorly. The right sidebar cuts half of it off.

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