1 Skier Dies & Another Injured At Heavenly Ski Resort, CA Last Week

Chris Wallner | | Industry NewsIndustry News
Heavenly Ski Resort, CA. Image: Heavenly

According to the Lake Valley Fire Protection District, a man died at Heavenly Ski Resort, CA earlier this week after falling on an icy slope. On Wednesday, December 27th, 2017 a 49-year-old man was skiing on a steep icy unmarked trail when he fell.

Heavenly Ski Resort, CA. Image: Heavenly

As a result of the fall, the man suffered a traumatic head injury and ended up succumbing to those injuries. Firefighters were called to the scene and found the 49-year-old about 40 feet from the icy trail.  Also, a woman suffered from a leg injury after spotting the injured man and attempting to climb down the steep icy slope to him. Firefighters and Heavenly Ski Patrol had to conduct a low-angle rescue using rope to reach the woman.


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3 thoughts on “1 Skier Dies & Another Injured At Heavenly Ski Resort, CA Last Week

  1. Do you guys know what happened with the death at Squaw last week? Heard it was similar circumstances on icy terrain.

  2. He was a dear friend and is sorely missed. He brought a lot of joy to peoples lives with this kind heart and his sense of humor. Lucky my friend, so many of us miss you already. You will never be forgotten, thank you for being a true friend.

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