Eighth skier death breaks Summit record | AspenTimes.com

Eighth skier death breaks Summit record

Ashley Dickson
Summit County correspondent
Aspen, CO Colorado

KEYSTONE, Colo. ” A 42-year old Kansas man was pronounced dead at the Keystone Medical Center on Sunday morning, raising the total number of skier deaths in Summit County this winter to eight.

The previous record for skier deaths in a year was seven, in 2002.

The skier, whose name was not released by the resort, was involved in an accident on Frenchman, an intermediate trail at Keystone Resort. The man was wearing a helmet at the time of the incident.

The accident was called in at about 11:15 a.m. and Keystone Ski Patrol provided life support before transporting the patient to the medical center.