Forbes releases list of safest cities; ski towns dominate

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 28, 2009 9:56 am

Forbes Magazine has released its annual list of the safest U.S. cities–and it’s no surprise that many of those cities have mountains in inthem. After all, the mountains are a happy place where skiers and boarders can enjoy the great outdoors.  Minneapolis topped the list, which was compiled using the following categories: Workplace fatalities, crime rate, traffic-related deaths, and natural disaster risk.  Minneapolis has several ski areas in close proximity, including Hyland Ski and Snowboard Area, Buck HIll, and Afton Alps

Photo Courtesy of Tim Jewett  

The rest of the top 10 safest cities have an abundance of ski resorts: Portland, which is home to Mt. Hood; Boston and Providence, which are both close to several New Hampshire and Vermont ski resorts; Seattle, where Stevens Pass is located; Cleveland, which is 30 minutes from Boston MIlls-Brandywine Ski Resort; and rounding out the top 10 is Denver, which leads to the skiing and boarding mecca that is the Colorado Rockies.