A snowboarder died in Makaha Park, a terrain park at Aspen Snowmass, on Sunday morning after a fall. The fall occurred on the first jump of the park.
The accident occurred in the morning with the official call coming from someone on the Village Express lift, according to a piece by Aspen Times. For those unfamiliar with the mountain, the terrain park runs under the lift.
This terrain park is Aspen Snowmass’ intermediate terrain park. Here’s what’s said about it on the Aspen website:
“Makaha offers a logical next step up the progression ladder with its mix of intermediate and advanced features, ranging in size from medium to large. There are about 25 features in total, a progressive line of midsized jumps and about 15 jib features including all shapes of boxes and rails. Great area for learning new tricks and working on progression.”
Official identification of the deceased snowboarder will come from the coroner’s office.
This is the 11th skier/snowboarder death of the season, with previous deaths including 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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