With ski season returning in a couple of months, many people who live in the Dillon area, as well as those who visit Colorado, are probably looking forward to hitting the ski slopes again after the long off season. Of course, as always, skiing is a risky sport, and there are some common injuries that some skiers will suffer while heading downhill this winter.
A principal of an elementary school in the Denver area continues to recover from a snowboarding accident that left her paralyzed from the waist down several months ago. Her recovery has been quite remarkable in that she was able to return to work, at least part time, after her accident. Since that time, she has even been able to return to her skiing through a specialized program that allows people with spinal cord injuries to enjoy the slopes.
Every winter, thousands of Colorado residents and others from around the country and even world visit this state's many ski slopes.
Colorado is one of the most beautiful places in the world to ski. Aspen, Vail, Telluride, Breckenridge -- the names are synonymous with enthralling, well-groomed slopes.