Two skiers die on Colorado slopes |

Two skiers die on Colorado slopes

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

TELLURIDE, Colo. ” An Arizona skier is dead from head injuries after he ran into trees after losing his balance at Telluride.

Thirty-three-year-old Brian J. Irvin from Mesa, Ariz. was skiing with friends Wednesday afternoon on the Marmot ski run when the accident happened.

San Miguel County Coroner Robert Dempsey said Irvin was racing playfully with his friends when he lost his balance and hit a tree. Dempsey said Irvin bounced off that tree and into a couple others.

Irvin was a Southwest Airlines pilot. He had a 1-year-old child and his wife is expecting a second child.

Telluride is in southwest Colorado.

Another skier is dead after being found unconscious at Winter Park, outside of Denver.

Authorities say the 68-year-old man was face down in the snow Wednesday afternoon on the Cramner Trail.

The cause of death is unknown.

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