Colorado Ski Deaths

With 17 fatalities on the slopes already this year, Colorado’s ski areas are suddenly under scrutiny.

There’s a minor debate going over why there’s been a sudden spike in ski area deaths: Too many snowboarders? New, fast equipment? Too many groomed runs, where people go too fast? Statistical randomness? File this under stuff nobody likes.

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