After a mild Saturday, temperatures to finish the weekend will be MUCH colder! A system to our west pushes into SE Colorado overnight. Snow showers will be possible by early Sunday morning across the I-25 corridor with a change to rain and snow showers through the afternoon. Accumulation should be minimal as most moisture looks to be light and temperatures will warm into the upper 30s and 40s through the afternoon. The main impact will be the cold along with winds gusting up to 40 mph at times. Click on the 'Weather' tab for more...
Riders are responsible for most accidents on chairlifts, according to an analysis by The Denver Post. The newspaper reports today that equipment failures, such as the cable coming off a tower, are very rare.
Of 363 incidents since 1993, 2/3 resulted from errors by riders. Operator and mechanical errors, and wind were responsible for only 13. However, the cause of the remaining 103 cases isn't clear.
This season there have been 2 chairlift accidents. A young boy was seriously injured at Breckenridge when he fell out of a chair after the bar had been lifted as the chair approached the landing station.
The second, Jack Mason, the mountain operations manager at Winter Park, died of internal injuries suffered when he fell off a lift during an epileptic seizure.
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