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Resort fatalities increased in December

Updated: January 9, 2011, 1:19 PM ET
By Megan Michelson | ESPN Action Sports

The winter season has gotten off to a fast start -- ski resorts around the West already are reporting more than 100 percent of their annual average snowfall, and it's only January.

But the season also has gotten off to a deadly start: Ten people have died inbounds at ski areas since Dec. 18.

The majority of the victims were young, male snowboarders.

On Jan. 8, a 29-year-old male snowboarder was found dead in a tree well at Montana's Whitefish ...

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