A skier has died at Copper Mountain, according to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office. They responded to the call at 4:45PM. The 63-year-old male skier was found unconscious in trees directly off of a run. The victim was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
It’s not clear what killed this skier, but the local coroner is investigating. Given the fact that he was found in a section of trees, three feasible possibilities would be a collision, a tree well, or a health problem. The official cause of death will likely be released in upcoming days.
This is the 20th skier/snowboarder death of the season.
Other deaths include a ski guide that died in an avalanche, a skier death near Lizard Head Pass, an after-hours snowboarding death in Aspen, recent death at Winter Park, an avalanche-related death in Telluride, an 85-year-old that died following a Beaver Creek fall, two avalanche-related deaths near Crested Butte, a death at an Aspen terrain park, a backcountry touring death in Aspen, a death at Granby during night skiing, the death of a skier on Quandary Peak, the death of a 71-year-old at Breckenridge, a recent avalanche-related death, 21-year-old Daniel Giger ( accident at Breckenridge), 26-year-old Bill Brockmuller ( collision at Eldora), 53-year-old Daniel Mares of Arvada ( cardiac event at Keystone Resort), 66-year-old Durwood Marshall of Silverthorne ( cardiac event at Keystone Resort), and Bindu Sky Pomeroy ( accident in Vail backcountry).