Vail employee dies after collapse |

Vail employee dies after collapse

Steve Lynn
Vail correspondent
Aspen, CO Colorado

VAIL ” A Vail Resorts employee died at about midnight Monday after she was found unconscious at the top of Vail Mountain late Sunday, the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office said.

Alicia White, 29, of Jamaica, worked and lived at Two Elk Lodge, where she was found not breathing Sunday night, authorities said.

The Ski Patrol was administering CPR to White about 11 p.m., when sheriff’s deputies were told of the emergency, according to sheriff’s office. The patrol took White down Vail Mountain, to an ambulance. She was pronounced dead at Vail Valley Medical Center.

The cause of death is under investigation until an autopsy is done sometime in the next couple days, authorities said.

So far, nothing suspicious has been found in White’s death, the Sheriff’s Office said.

White was healthy and had no medical history, Eagle County Coroner Kara Bettis said.

“We’re not really sure what happened with her,” Bettis said.

Sitting at an elevation of 11,220 feet, Two Elk Lodge is on a ridge between China Bowl and some expert terrain on Vail’s front side.

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