Tragedy has struck again in ski country with another skier death.
According to Vail Resorts, a “serious incident” occurred at in Blue Sky Basin area on Thursday morning involving a 48-year-old male skier from New Jersey. CPR was performed on the man, who was then transferred to Vail Health Hospital.
According to a report from Vail Daily, this skier was confirmed as dead by the county coroner.
Additional information about why this skier died has not been made available.
This is the 8th skier death of the season, preceded by a death at Steamboat, two deaths at Breckenridge, a death at Keystone, a death at Winter Park, a death at Eldora, and a death in the backcountry. By February 14 last ski season, 11 skier and snowboarder deaths had occurred, with 25 occurring through May.
Blue Sky Basin is compared to a “backcountry type experience” on the Vail website, filled with open meadows, tree glades and bowl skiing. Billed as 7 miles from Vail Village, this part of the resort is quite remote, comparatively. Among Vail’s many areas, this is one of the most notable and most unique spots. It’s also worth mentioning that Vail’s expansion onto Battle Mountain for Blue Sky Basin prompted one of the largest eco-terrorism attacks our country has seen.
Editor’s Note: Here’s an article about why we’ve chosen to cover deaths and injuries that occur in Colorado’s outdoor recreation space.
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