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Multiple Injuries Due to Harsh Ski Conditions During 2/11-2/16


After several weeks with no major snowstorm, conditions on the Crested Butte Mountain Resort ski hill are becoming rough. Signs have been put up all over the ski mountain warning patrons of "slide for life" conditions. 

During the February 11th thru February 16th time frame, multiple patrons had serious ski-related injuries, leading to all three of the active ambulances from the North Valley being in use. This resulted in the Gunnison EMS being called in for assistance. It has been reported that there were a total of 11 calls from the mountain clinic. 

Gunnison Valley Health communications manager Joelle Ashley stated that on Saturday, February 12th, "It was a very busy weekend on the mountain with lots of ski accidents. There were people who came off the mountain on sleds and there were multiple transfers via CareFlight and our EMS ambulances to hospitals outside the county,” she explained. “On Saturday we saw 22 people at the Mountain Clinic and 21 of them were for trauma. Sunday was a little better, but there were lots of patients with trauma in the afternoon.”

Reports indicate that from Friday, February 11th through Sunday, February 13th, there were a total of 36 people seen at the Mountain Clinic due to injuries. 

With these conditions, the resorts and city are urging people to be careful on the mountains. With the hopes of weather to alleviate the harsh conditions.

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Disclaimer: This post is intended to bring awareness to the community we serve. This awareness is intended to inform the community of the dangers and frequency of winter sports accidents. All the information in this post was gathered from various sources. Please contact us if you see any incorrect information or if you would prefer to have the post taken down. This information is not, and should not be, legal advice or a solicitation for business.

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