Elise Johnson was five years old when a snowboarder collided with her, killing both. Now Elise's parents are working with ski areas, including in Colorado, on an awareness campaign.
While all are welcome to explore at the resort, out-of-bounds skiers in need of rescue are subject to a hefty service fee.
Ski season got off to a slow start in Colorado, but a series of storms is quickly changing that. A major storm is expected to hit the mountains on Friday.
Skiers can be liable for crashes, but insurance usually covers the costs, as in a recent case where a Colorado judge awarded a skier $260,000 after a collision.
Gratz is a meteorologist in Boulder. OpenSnow attracts about 20 percent of all skiers in the U.S. by telling them where and when to find the best powder.
Weather has been freakishly warm, both on the Front Range and up in the High Country where our dreams lie.
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