Monday, June 26, 2017

Yikes!-----Colorado ski deaths since 06/07 season |

Colorado ski deaths since 06/07 season |
"Part 1 of a three-part series.
It could have been a crisp, winter morning, with the sun showing near the top of the ski lift, or maybe it was lower down the mountain on a biting, blustery afternoon when it happened. 
It probably occurred between Feb. 16 and March 6. 
Few can say for sure.
According to the data, the unknown skier was probably a 37-year-old man from the Front Range. More than likely he would have been tearing down advanced terrain at a ski resort in either Summit or Pitkin counties when he hit a tree. 
Odds are he was wearing a helmet, but statistics suggest he would have been going far too fast for it to do him much good.
Ski patrollers would have rushed to his aid, administering CPR and using a defibrillator in an attempt to revive him. 
Then, they’d have shuttled him down to a medical clinic at the resort’s base. 
He could have then been transferred to the hospital, where a doctor would have called the official time of death. 
And, as is most often the case with Colorado’s ski fatalities, the cause would have been blunt-force trauma to the head.
This narrative closely follows ski-related fatality trends in the state during the past 10 seasons. However, it’s only a guess...
...Colorado has had 137 accidental skier fatalities since the 2006-07 season. 
At least another 25 on-mountain deaths resulted from altitude-related cardiac episodes..."

Colorado ski deaths since 06/07 season

Click top right corner to view full-page map, click on icon on the top left for a full list. Zoom in to each resort to see where each skier death occurred on the mountain, and click on the skier/snowboarder icon to learn more about the participant who died on the slopes.

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