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1 dead after collision between Snowbasin skiers

By Tim Vandenack - | Apr 24, 2023

Photo supplied, Snowbasin

Skiers ride a lift at Snowbasin on the Weber County ski resort's opening day for the 2020-2021 season on Nov. 27, 2020.

HUNTSVILLE — An 82-year-old skier at Snowbasin died Sunday after a collision with another skier.

The second skier was not seriously injured, according to Snowbasin.

“The Snowbasin team is heartbroken by this loss and offers their deepest condolences to the guest’s family, and all involved,” reads a Snowbasin statement on the incident.

The statement didn’t provide many more details, saying only that the resort’s ski patrol team responded quickly to the incident, providing emergency aid and transport for the 82-year-old skier, a man.

According to the Weber County Sheriff’s Office, the 82-year-old man had suffered cardiac arrest — though the timing isn’t clear — and died despite efforts of the ski patrol and responding paramedics to revive him. The medical examiner will more precisely determine manner of death.

The second skier involved, also a male, suffered minor injuries, according to the sheriff’s department, which responded to the incident.


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