In a statement, the Summit County Coroner identified the deceased man as 26 year-old Christopher Dutko. Dutko was skiing on a blue run when he hit a fellow skier, which caused him to lose control and ultimately sent him into the tree that ended his life.
He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.
Dutko had been living in Breckenridge, where he also worked. So far, the death has been deemed accidental. Ski patrol responded to the accident and performed life saving techniques on Dutko before transporting him to the St. Anthony Breckenridge Community Clinic Emergency Center. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
*Our deepest condolences go out to the friends and family of the victim.
Find the entire Denver Post article here: Summit coroner IDs skier killed in Breckenridge collision with tree