A 19-year-old Boulder man likely suffocated after landing headfirst in a snowbank while skiing in Steamboat Springs on March 17th. He had been on vacation with his mother in Steamboat and was last seen by his mother, who dropped him off at the ski area after lunch. When the young man didn’t return to the condo by 8:30 p.m., his mother reported him overdue.

A search of the ski area resulted in the discovery of his body in an off-limits area near the Alpine slide. Tracks in the snow indicated the victim hit a bump, went airborne and landed on another bump, which ejected him from his skis. He then landed headfirst in a snowbank.

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