An 18-year-old skier from Wisconsin has died after veering off a trail at Copper Mountain resort in Colorado and into a valve shed used for snowmaking. The Summit County coroner stated that the high school senior died of skull fractures Thursday morning.
He had arrived in Colorado earlier in the week. Coroner’s officials said he was on an intermediate trail with his family Thursday morning when he veered off the trail. The victim was wearing a helmet.
Ski patrol responded immediately and started to administer advanced life support measures. Copper Mountain Ski Patrol transported the individual to St. Anthony Copper Mountain Medical Clinic where he was pronounced dead.