Skier dies in accident at Beaver Creek |

Skier dies in accident at Beaver Creek

J.K. Perry

BEAVER CREEK – A 48-year-old man from Maryland died Thursday after he collided with another skier and crashed into a tree on the Red Tail run at Beaver Creek, the resort reported.The incident happened on the lower portion of the intermediate run and was reported to ski patrol about 12:15 p.m. Ski patrollers performed CPR on the man. He was later transported to Vail Valley Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The dead skier’s name was not released and no information was available concerning the other skier involved. Beaver Creek spokeswoman Christina Schleicher said she did not know if the dead man was vacationing at the resort or had family with him.”The family has been contacted, but I don’t know where they are,” Schleicher said.The death was the first this year at Beaver Creek, Schleicher said.”Beaver Creek Resort, Beaver Creek ski patrol and the Vail Resorts family extend their deepest sympathy and support to the family and friends of the man,” Schleicher said. Eagle County sheriff’s deputies investigated the matter and found nothing suspicious or criminal about the collision, spokeswoman Tanny McGinnis said. McGinnis said Eagle County Coroner Kara Bettis will perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death. Bettis was not available for comment Thursday evening.


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