That would make sense then, wonder what the overall percentage would be if there were equal amounts of both skiers and boarders
Overall, the last I read about what the percentages of rider vs skiers in the us were it was hovering around 40% rider 60% skier. That was an average. Some spots will have much less snowboarders and others like Brighton, Baker, probably Tahoe would have a much higher percentage of riders.
Groomers are the number 1 killers. The slope makes it easy to achieve a higher level of speed. Add to it that a large portion of these people are not experts. Lose control, go crashing into trees, other skiers, lift towers, and you get the end result of death. It has always been this way.
I saw the aftermath on St pattys day when some idiot didnt look both ways crossing 6 and was smashed by a drunk driver. I was working at keystone when a heli landed right outside of my work.
Also fun rumor. A dude from georgia was found in the trees a couple of months ago, I cant remember which run, but was airlifted out. Apparently when he was found he was frozen solid. the dude had been out there all night. the papers did not report this.
Keystone is just a shit hole in itself doesn't surprise me at all. The way they run that mountain they do their best to actually cause accidents and people to die. Fuck I wish someone would just drop a match on all that beetle kill and finally finish off what that small fire started last summer.