Idaho ski resorts have been scrambling to keep the popular winter sport going despite the death of two skiers.
A total of five skiers died this year, including two fatalities, the Associated Press reported.
The Associated Press said the deaths of two men on Jan. 15 at the Ski Resort in Eagle, Idaho, and the death on Jan 22 of a 19-year-old in nearby Bountiful prompted an emergency meeting of the resort’s board of directors.
The AP said the board voted Thursday to suspend operations at the resort until further notice while an investigation is conducted.
The deaths of the two men happened within days of each other, according to the Associated Statesman newspaper.
Idaho ski resort officials have not released the exact cause of death.
In a statement Thursday, a ski resort spokesperson said the two deaths were unrelated to skiing, and said that they had not received a formal investigation.
The resort said it was in the process of providing a full report on the two ski deaths to the Idaho Health Department.