Echo Mountain Ski Area
Colorado ski areas aren’t talking about skier fatalities this season. So we asked coroners instead.
At least 11 skiers were killed in traumatic crashes during the 2020-21 season, according to 16 county coroners surveyed by The Colorado Sun.
Colorado lawmakers reject effort to require ski areas to report injuries, publish safety plans
Senate Bill 184, the Ski Areas Safety Plans and Accident Reporting Act, would have forced Colorado resorts to be more transparent about when visitors are hurt. It died in committee on Thursday.
Some Colorado lawmakers want ski resorts to report injuries and fatalities
Following health department statistics showing as many as 55 skiers a day are treated in emergency rooms, Senate Bill 184 would require resorts to publish safety plans and injury statistics
Smaller ski areas retain their workers with help of federal coronavirus stimulus money
Granby Ranch, Hesperus, Loveland, Monarch, Powderhorn, Purgatory, Ski Echo, Ski Sunlight, Silverton Mountain and Wolf Creek qualified for a cumulative $5 million to $13 million in PPP loans, enabling them to keep employees paid during the pandemic
One of Colorado’s first downhill mountain bike trails is closed because of land conflicts
The popular Warren Gulch Trail, in use for 90 years, is being reviewed for a rerouting after clashes on the private property it runs through