SNOWMASS - A man was killed Friday at Snowmass ski area when he struck a tree, according to the Aspen Skiing Co.
The ski patrol received a call at 9:13 a.m. about an injured skier on the Coney Glade run. The 42-year-old man was unconscious and unresponsive when the patrol arrived, according to Skico. Patrollers began advanced life-support measures, which they continued as the man was taken to the base of the ski area, where he was pronounced dead.
The skier was wearing a helmet at the time of the incident, according to Skico. He was at Snowmass to compete in the NASTAR National Championships taking place this weekend, but was not on the course at the time of the incident.
The man's name will not be released until his family has been notified.