The most surprising thing about this is that it actually made the news. Dozens of people die every year at resorts around the country, and the resort's PR
teams usually manage to keep it out of the press or downplay it. A few years ago mid-way through the season, an EMT for Heavenly in Lake Tahoe told me 6 people had already died from injuries at the resort that season, but NONE of them had made the news. Crazy.