News in Brief

Skiers and snowboarders take advantage of a spring snowstorm before Sunlight Mountain Resort's ski season ends on Easter Sunday, April 8. (Kara K. Pearson/Post Independent)

ASPEN A 71-year-old local man died from a suspected heart attack Thursday on Aspen Mountain, according to the Aspen Skiing Co.The ski patrol was notified that a skier was lying unresponsive near the juncture at Pump House Hill at 1:15 p.m. Thursday, Skico said. When patrol arrived, they treated him for probable cardiac arrest but he remained unconscious. Skico said it did not appear the man was skiing with anyone else and that the skier who made the call to patrol did not know the victim. The man was transported to a waiting ambulance and taken to Aspen Valley Hospital.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS Sunlight Mountain Resort has picked up 10 inches of snow since Tuesday night as the resort heads toward closing day on Easter Sunday, April 8.March had been somewhat disappointing compared to previous March snowfall totals until this latest storm, General Manager Tom Jankovsky said.”We’re having a good season,” he said Wednesday. “We’re hoping for some more snow tonight.”Figures such as total skier days aren’t ready to be released yet, he said, but the season has been comparable to last year.Sunlight reports a top base of 51 inches and a midmountain base of 47 inches. The area has about 90 percent of its terrain open. The extreme east ridge area is being opened in the mornings and closing around noon because of concern about wet slab avalanches.There’s still about a week left to ski and snowboard before Sunlight’s closing day on April 8. Sunlight plans to hold sunrise Easter services and an Easter egg hunt. Jankovsky said that in addition to Sunlight’s regular summer activities such as horseback riding, private parties and hiking, a big part of the summer will be devoted to planning for development that the resort’s sale is contingent upon. (Glenwood Springs Post Independent)