Death toll on Colorado slopes ties record
DENVER, Colorado ” The number of skiers who have died on Colorado resorts this year has tied the record in the state.
The Denver Post reported that the death of a 43-year-old Kansas man who struck a tree at a Keystone Ski Resort Sunday tied the record set during the 2001-2002 season. Michael Howe was the 16th fatality at a resort this year. The tally includes skiers and snowboarders.
The ages of those killed range from 11 to 67 and includes beginners and experts.
Half of the fatalities have occurred in Summit County.
Despite the high number of deaths, industry officials say skiing is still statistically safer than other activities, such as swimming and bike riding.
Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com
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