Check Out the World’s Most Dangerous Ski Resorts as We Brace For a Shot of Winter Weather Sunday
It looks like snow and sleet are headed our way on Sunday, and that gets many people thinking about getting out on the slopes again, and some of them - clearly lacking a particular survival gene - love to find the most dangerous places to show off.
I've found the most dangerous ski slopes at thesportsarchiveblog.com.
The following have registered the highest mortality rates:
1) Crested Butte Mountain Resort in Crested Butte, Colorado.
In one season the death toll can reach almost 20 people.
Could this possibly be because the slope is pitched at a 55 degree angle?
2) Delirium Drive in Banf, Canada
Only advanced skiers are allowed to ski here. This is because the resort lies at a 50-degree pitch and is prone to avalanche.
It's actually mandatory for a skier to carry along an avalanche receiver that will transmit a signal in case they are buried, a shovel, and a friend who will identify the body in case death occurs.
I think we're done here.
3) Great Scot in Snowbird, Utah
Mortality rate: 2 skiers per season.
This is where Doc Brown first uttered that expression.
4) The Black Hole at Smugglers' Notch, Vermont
You don't need to be a genius to know this is a really bad name for a slope you expect to survive.
A 53 degree pitch and tons of natural obstacles = a mortality rate of 5 skiers per season.
5) Corbet's Couloir in Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Begin your journey with a 10 feet long free-fall before you start whooshing down the 60-degree slope.
This resort claims at least one skier per year.
Pass me the hot chocolate, will you? I'll be sitting in front of the fire while you attempt to make it out alive. :-D
It's worth mentioning that there are obviously safer slopes to tackle out there, and many that are right here close to home. Prices vary on local slopes, but for a few deals, check here.
You don't need to purchase any deals for me; this is me on my last attempt at the slopes: