Not much info yet except that it is a man, but the Coroner’s office is expected to release a statement at 8 pm about the incident or incidents. The Vail incident happened around noon and investigators are still looking into exactly what happened. The Breck incident is just speculation for now according to the Denver Post. The season already has a dark cloud hanging over it and now our first death(s) in Colorado of the ski season have occurred. Be careful out there whether it is in the backcountry or white ribbon at the resort. Sometimes I think resort skiing is even scarier than a higher hazard day. I will release more information on this story as soon as I come upon more.
It has been confirmed, two deaths in Colorado today, one at Vail and one at Breckenridge. The man who passed while skiing Vail apparently lost control while on a beginner run and sustained unknown injuries. The man was 62 years old and his name has not yet been released by the Eagle County Sherrif’s Department. An autopsy is scheduled for Saturday.
In Breck a 20 year old CU Boulder student died after hitting a tree while snowboarding on an intermediate trail. The victim has been identified as Evan Massini from Westbrook, CT. Massini died of massive internal injuries when the main part of his body hit the tree according to the coroner. May these two men rest in peace.