Sadly another Ketchum, Idaho resident has died on Bald Mountain in less than four weeks. Wednesday, a skier died after colliding with a tree while skiing down Graduate, an intermediate ski run that descends off Lower College in the center of the mountain.
Valley Ski Patrol responded to a report of an “unconscious and unresponsive” male skier in the “Graduate area” of Baldy just after 11 a.m. Wednesday morning. The victim could not be revived and was pronounced dead by the coroner at 11:19 a.m. The victim was within ski-area boundaries but was not wearing a helmet. The incident is being investigated, and details about the cause or the conditions of the accident have not been established.
The last death on Bald Mountain was Jan. 22, 2010, when a skier was struck by an avalanche while skiing down an ungroomed area near the bottom of Fire Trail run on Seattle Ridge.