1st May 2023
– Cairngorm Commemorates Coronation
– Solo Skier Dies in Colorado Avalanche
– Swiss Lift Companies Match 5-Year Average …NEW
Here we cover anything that takes our fancy over the summer months.
Short news stories, eye catching videos, amusing cartoons, things that make us smile/things that make us shout at the screen… in fact anything that catches our eye in the world of snowsports.
Cairngorm Commemorates Coronation
Just a heads up to all our customers and visitors that we will be closed next Monday 8th May to honour the King’s coronation weekend. We will re-open as normal on Tuesday 9th May. pic.twitter.com/6CHYnXGsf4
— Cairngorm Mountain (@CairngormMtn) May 1, 2023
Solo Skier Dies in Colorado Avalanche
A 31-year-old man was caught in a small but long-running avalanche Saturday on Bald Mountain near Breckenridge, according to the Colorado Avalanche Information Centre.
He has not been named as next-of-kin are informed.
He was reported missing after failing to return home.
Rescue teams have recovered his body.
He is the 11th person to have died in an avalanche this winter in Colorado after huge amounts of snow.
A video that was recently shared to Facebook by the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC), shows a snowboarder being carried by an avalanche.
“You can push small wet avalanches in previously dry, recently wind-drifted snow. While most of these avalanches will be small in size and only several inches deep, in continuously steep terrain, a ride in one could produce a very bad outcome,” said the Colorado Avalanche Information Centre.
The snowboarder can be seen coming to rest on the snow surface, and was reportedly not injured.
Swiss Lift Companies Match 5-Year Average
With lower levels of snow and other alpine nations without Covid-19 restrictions, Swiss cable car companies have reported ‘average’ results.
There were 13% fewer guests in the ski areas throughout Switzerland by the end of March.
Two thirds of the companies did not raise their prices this past winter.
The results correspond to the average of the last 5 years.