Dec 092009

SKI1109_FAL_SUNVALLEYJust yesterday, the New York Times reported an interesting story on Vail Resorts. An article in Ski magazine about a 14-year-old girl who died skiing Breckenridge was pulled at the magazine, supposedly because bullies at Vail Resorts threatened to pull ads. Editors at the magazine, of course, assert that the story was pulled for different reasons (supposedly Ski Magazine doesn’t report on skiers who die in accidents at resorts.)

As ugly as this thing is, this is an unfortunate reality about outdoor sports coverage – like it or not, we live and die on the whims of advertisers, some of which have a lot of weight to throw around.

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