According to the Vail Daily, 12-year-old Logan Goodwin died while skiing at Breckenridge Ski Resort on Saturday after colliding with a tree. Around 2:15pm on Saturday, Breckenridge Ski Patrol contacted the sheriffs office to report the accident. Logan hit a tree stump while skiing near Upper Springmeier, a beginner run on Peak 8. He was taken to Children’s Hospital in Aurora via Flight For Life. At the time of the incident, Logan was wearing a helmet, but he died of blunt force trauma to the abdomen on Sunday at the hospital.
“Breckenridge Ski Resort, Breckenridge Ski Patrol and the entire Vail Resorts family extend our deepest sympathy and support to our guest’s family and friends,” vice president and chief operating officer of Breckenridge Ski Resort John Buhler said in a release.
This death is the 13th ski-related fatality at a Colorado Resort so far this season. The annual average over the past 10 years has been 12, which means it has been an abnormal year this year. This season has been the deadliest ski season since 2011-12, when 22 people died while skiing or riding in the state. Our thoughts are with Logan’s family and friends through this difficult time. Remember to always wear a helmet and be safe out on the mountain.