A 21-year-old man from New York died at Sugarloaf Tuesday morning after he skied into the woods on the side of the Hayburner trail, according to a press release issued by the resort. The Husson University football player, Stephen Colvin, 21, of Hoosick, N.Y., was skiing with three other men, including two teammates, when the accident occurred, according to Carrabassett Valley Police Chief Mark Lopez.
Members of the Sugarloaf Ski Patrol responded to the accident at roughly 9:30 a.m. and transported Colvin to the Sugarloaf First Aid Clinic while performing CPR. Paramedics from Northstar Ambulance continued CPR at the clinic, where he was pronounced dead. Lopez said Colvin was not wearing a helmet.
Hayburner is rated as a black diamond, or “Most Difficult” trail located in the central part of the mountain. Snow conditions at Sugarloaf were described as “packed powder” and “loose granular.” The Hayburner trail was groomed Monday night, according to the announcement.
An earlier death occurred just days before at Sugarbush. Vermont state police reported that Kendra Bowers, from Newport, Rhode Island, was skiing with family and friends on February 1st when she lost control, went off the trail and hit a trail sign. The crash happened Saturday at the intersection of the Lower Rim Run and Lower FIS trails on Mount Ellen at Sugarbush. Bowers was a student at the University of Vermont.