SnowSport Safety Foundation releases safety report card; California ski industry dismisses report

[Bill Rozak, Tahoe Daily Tribune]

Of the 22 large ski and snowboard areas surveyed by the SSSF, Kirkwood received the highest grade (B-minus) while other South Lake Tahoe resorts ...

The SnowSport Safety Foundation recently released its 2017 Family Safety Report Card for 28 ski resorts in California and Nevada and it was summarily dismissed by the California Ski Industry Association.

The report card is broken down into four separate areas that are graded with several criteria in each. The areas are: Impact Prevention and Systems, Trail Design and Maintenance, Terrain Park Design and Engineering and Safety Policies and Procedures of each resort.

SSSF founder Dan Gregorie, along with Dick Penniman, who goes to each resort and performs the SSSF's actual surveys, breaks down the safety policies area into several sections. Gregorie says none of the resorts have chosen to share information that he requests ...