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Litigation involving inbounds avalanche fatalities on the rise in the U.S.

Originally Published: October 31, 2012
By Devon O'Neil | ESPN.com

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On Jan. 22, 2012, Christopher Norris, a 28-year-old father of two, went skiing with his father-in-law at Winter Park Resort in Colorado. The two separated during the day, planning to meet at the car for lunch and then resume skiing together. But Norris never showed.

After the lifts closed, Norris' father-in-law reported him missing. Searchers working with headlamps found his body buried under two feet of avalanche ...

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