2. The Ski Slope Collapse of Palandöken – Turkey
In July 2014, three towers at the Palandöken resort in the city of Erzurum, Turkey gave way after heavy rain weakened their walls. The area typically sees about 200 skiers per day. But thankfully, no one was hurt in this incident, due in part to the quick-thinking resort staff who alerted officials when they noticed cracks in the towers a few weeks prior. Crisis was averted at this winter resort, but other ski communities haven’t been as lucky.