Susan Galli, 57, of Amherst died Sunday after apparently losing control on the Taft Slalom Trail and crashing into a wooded area at Cannon Mountain. Her body was located around 3:30 am. Monday, seven hours after she was reported overdue to Franconia police.
The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department said in a statement that Galli died from her injuries that she sustained when she skied off the Taft Slalom trail.
According to friends, Galli was last seen on Sunday afternoon near the summit of the 4,080-foot mountain.
John DeVivo, general manager of Cannon Mountain, said that Galli, “obviously had experience at Cannon and a lot of friends at Cannon, too.”
DeVivo said the search for Galli began around 1:40 a.m. Monday and that by 3 a.m. her husband and other family members had arrived.
“By all accounts, it just seems to have been a loss of control” that seemingly caused Galli to go off the trail and crash into the woods immediately near it, said DeVivo.
*Our deepest condolences to Susan’s family and friends.