Authorities say a 30-year-old man has died after a snowboarding crash on Aspen Mountain.

The Pitkin County Coroner’s Office has identified the man as Aaron Joseph Hill, a resident of Aspen.

The Aspen Times reports that the man was snowboarding in a closed ski area of the mountain and hit a stationary object.

The Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that it learned of the crash around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday.

The sheriff’s office says emergency personnel came to the crash location but could not revive the man.



This is the 17th skier/snowboarder death of the season.

Other skier/snowboarder deaths that have occurred in Colorado this season include a 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).

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