A Facebook photo of Catherine “Catie” Abeyta.
While closing day is usually a venue for good times and free spirits, this year proved to be an especially tragic final day for Breckenridge Mountain Resort.
According to the Summit Daily, 20 year-old Catherine Abeyta is dead after colliding with a tree on Sunday afternoon at the Summit County ski area. The Denver resident was skiing in the Monte Cristo area on Peak 7 when she collided with a tree. Summit County Coroner Regan Wood said Abeyta was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.
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The recent death brings Summit County’s tragic toll to six in the past season alone.
Our deepest condolences go out to Catherine’s friends and family.
Find the entire Summit Daily article here: Denver resident dies skiing at Breckenridge Ski Resort on Sunday