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On-slopes policing: A hit or miss (literally) affair

On-slopes policing: A hit or miss (literally) affair

I’m fascinated by the topic of on-slopes policing or the lack thereof. Now that I’m a parent with fragile children on the slopes, I find I want more of it at my favorite ski resort. I’ve spent a few chairlift rides asking Snowshoe snow-patrollers how they patrol. One of them says he never revokes tickets because [...]

Post-Richardson, Vail mandates helmets for kids, employees

Following the ski-related death of actress Natasha Richardson, Vail Resorts has made helmets mandatory equipment for employees at all five of its resorts as well as for kids enrolled in classes there.

Actress death sure to revive helmet debate

Actress death sure to revive helmet debate

Even though her tumble resulted in no major visible injury, and even though it occurred on a bunny slope under the gaze of an instructor, the death today of Tony Award-winning actress Natasha Richardson will surely revive the debate over helmet use, which exploded a decade ago after a pair of on-slope celebrity deaths. The push [...]

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