Ski resorts in Colorado don’t share information on all ski injuries that occur on their ski hills. This is largely due to the fact that ski resorts are not required by the state or federal government to report most accidents. This means that people can’t gauge ski safety from resort to resort.
Why is this so? It’s an interesting story which you can learn about below.
“Early spring snowstorms mean that many ski resorts in the Mountain West are still open — some even plan to be open into May. In Colorado alone, more than 7 million people will be hitting the slopes, meaning there’s sure to be injuries. You might want to know how many injuries occur each ski season, or where they happen. But as an investigation by Michael de Yoanna (@mdy1) at KUNC found, resorts don’t share information about all their injuries, which means people can’t gauge their risks from resort to resort.” – wbur.org