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Skier Dies of Injuries from Blue Mountain Crash

Palmerton, PA – A skier from Washington State died on Wednesday of injuries sustained in a crash at Pennsylvania’s Blue Mountain ski area. The Lehigh County Coroner says that Heo Hyunki, 35, of Tacoma died of blunt force trauma to the head. He was pronounced dead at 4:10 p.m. at Lehigh Valley Hospital. Hyunki had been skiing … Continue reading Skier Dies of Injuries from Blue Mountain Crash

Burton US Open Announces Entertainment Line-Up

Vail, CO – On Tuesday, the 34th annual Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships announced its entertainment schedule, featuring free performances by established headliners and up-and-coming performers including GRiZ, Big Grams, The Bright Light Social Hour and The Sheepdogs. Taking place March 2-5 in Vail, the Burton US Open has a long tradition of hosting free concerts for the … Continue reading Burton US Open Announces Entertainment Line-Up

Skier Dies in Japan Avalanche

Katashina (Gunma Prefecture), Japan – A 36-year-old Japanese man died in an avalanche while backcountry skiing near Katashina on Sunday. Fuji TV is reporting that Shigeki Yoshida was skiing out of bounds when died in the slide that occurred at around noon. He was buried for 20 minutes before being extricated in a state of cardiac arrest. Warmer … Continue reading Skier Dies in Japan Avalanche

Lost Snowboarder Spends Two Nights Near Mt. Baker

Glacier, WA – A lost snowboarder has survived two nights in the sidecountry north of Mt. Baker Ski Area in Washington State. Oliver Smith, 21, of Edmonds, Wash., was snowboarding with a friend when he ducked a rope along Baker’s northern boundary around 10 a.m. on Friday and quickly became disoriented. Bellingham Mountain Rescue Council mobilized searchers … Continue reading Lost Snowboarder Spends Two Nights Near Mt. Baker

16-Year-Old Hospitalized After Fall from Ski Lift

Clymer, NY – A 16-year-old has been hospitalized in Pittsburgh after a fall from a chairlift at Peek’n Peak in Clymer. Alex Barwin, of Erie, Penn., was riding the lift at Peek’n Peak on Friday. When he neared the top, he raised the safety bar on his chair and slipped from the lift, falling an … Continue reading 16-Year-Old Hospitalized After Fall from Ski Lift

Searchers Find Body of Missing Park City Skier

Park City, UT – Searchers on Tuesday found the body of a skier missing at Park City Mountain Resort since Sunday. The body of Stephen Jones, 50, of nearby Wanship, Utah was found beneath three feet of avalanche debris in a sidecountry area known as Shale Shot, also known locally as Shell Shock above the top … Continue reading Searchers Find Body of Missing Park City Skier

Vermont Ski Resorts Suspend Operations

Peru, VT – The disappointing snow year in New England continues, and has now claimed its first two casualties at a time of year when the snow pack should be at its deepest. Officials at Bromley Mountain in Peru, Vt., announced today that with a forecast for warm rain and wind moving in, they’re shutting down … Continue reading Vermont Ski Resorts Suspend Operations