Snowboarders Ride a Ski Lift at Eldora Ski Resort near Boulder, Colorado on a Bright, Clear, Sunny Day

A lift at Eldora Mountain Ski Resort. Photo Credit: Hoptocopter (iStock).

A male skier in his 50s has died due to injuries sustained during a crash at Eldora Mountain Resort around noon on Thursday, January 14.

Witnesses to the crash report that the skier fell and slid down 'Corona Run' at a high rate of speed, eventually striking a tree. Also called 'Corona,' this run is rated as black diamond and quite steep.

A medical helicopter was called to the scene to assist, though was unable to land due to high winds present in the area. Multiple unsuccessful attempts to land were made at various locations in the nearby area. Eventually, the helicopter was too low on fuel to continue the effort, forced to return to base.

Strong winds have been prevalent in the area during recent days, with winds responsible for shutting down the resort on Wednesday.

After the helicopter failed to land, the man was transported to a local hospital via ambulance, where he was pronounced dead.

The identity of the man has not been released, pending confirmation and notification of next of kin. The official cause of death will be released by the coroner at a later date.

Condolences go out to those impacted by this fatal accident, including the friends and family of the deceased.

Eldora Mountain Resort is located near Boulder, Colorado, just three miles from the town of Nederland. The resort is home to 680 acres of skiable terrain.

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Spencer McKee manages the OutThere Colorado digital publication as the Director of Content and Operations. In his spare time, Spencer loves to rock climb, trail run, and mountain bike. Follow along with his adventures on Instagram at @spence.outside


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(2) comments


Eldora has no nice easy cruiser blue runs. When it had the upper and lower mountain passes it was a pretty good place.


My condolences. I know that trail well and it can be quite steep and icey at times. There are inherent risks with all winter sports. I just hope he didn't suffer. Stay safe everyone!

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