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Loveland man dies after ski crash at Rocky Mountain National Park

The man was skiing on a north-facing trail on Sundance Mountain between Trail Ridge Road and Old Fall River Road when he fell 400 to 500 feet

Outdoors

59 million skiers visited U.S. resorts in the 2020-21 winter season

78% of ski area operators said this season exceeded their expectations, according to a National Ski Areas Association survey

Outdoors

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.

Outdoors

How Aspen Snowmass hosted six major contests in a season when resorts worldwide canceled events

Thousands of athletes, coaches and event staff had given up on the 2020-21 competitive ski season when Aspen Skiing Co. called them to the Roaring Fork Valley and “saved our sports.”

Outdoors

Leadville’s gear-lending “library” is tearing down barriers to build a new generation of outdoor adventurers

Get Outdoors Leadville! offers bikes, packs, skis and more to Lake County residents in a national model for increasing diversity in outdoor recreation.

Outdoors

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.

Politics and Government

Eagle County man died after being swept off cliff near Beaver Creek, final avalanche report says

Gary Smith and a partner were skiing on a steep slope in the backcountry near Beaver Creek Resort on March 22 when the avalanche occurred

Outdoors

Colorado man among 5 killed in Alaska backcountry skiing helicopter crash

Greg Harms was a backcountry guide and new dad from Aspen

Outdoors

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

Outdoors

Colorado resorts expect next ski season to be pretty normal, but some coronavirus changes may stick around

Vail Resorts chief Rob Katz on Friday told passholders that the company is not planning to use its reservation system in the 2021-22 season

Outdoors

Jim Morrissey: Missing that Colorado vibe

Opinion

16-year-old boy is second fatality in two days at Eldora Mountain ski resort

Outdoors

Skier dies from accident at Sunlight Mountain Ski Resort near Glenwood

Job Henning suffered head injuries and was found unresponsive at the base of a tree

Outdoors

Snowboarder, snowmobiler killed in two separate Colorado avalanches on Sunday

Ten backcountry travelers have died in avalanches in Colorado this season, making this winter the deadliest since 2012-13. The hazard continues to climb as new snow and high winds stress a weak snowpack.

Outdoors

Three Eagle County men feared dead in massive avalanche near Silverton

The beloved community members buried on southern Colorado’s South Lookout Peak could push the grim 2020-21 season’s avalanche fatality count to seven.

Outdoors

Pitkin County has the worst coronavirus rate in Colorado. And experts aren’t sure why.

Although skiing and outdoor activities are mostly safe, indoor gatherings before and after a day on the mountain have been responsible for some transmission.

Coronavirus

Skier dies after hitting a tree at Eldora Mountain Resort

The man, who was in his 50s, crashed on the expert Corona run on Thursday morning

Outdoors

Climbing coronavirus cases in Colorado’s high country aren’t tracking back to ski resorts

Health officials in eight counties have not traced positive tests back to lift lines, chairlifts or ski slopes.

Coronavirus

Colorado appeals court agrees that ski pass waivers protect resorts from liability in chairlift injuries

The Colorado Court of Appeals ruling on lift ticket and season pass waivers -- which release ski areas from “any and all liability” -- could erase resort safety responsibilities outlined in laws like the Ski Safety Act and the Colorado Passenger Tramway Act

Crime and Courts

Berthoud Pass backcountry skier becomes Colorado’s fourth avalanche death this season

Grand County Search and Rescue said the man’s body was discovered after he was reported overdue by family members

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