Chen, 55 from China, was traveling alone on a ski vacation. He was scheduled to fly to British Columbia for a few days after Vail, before returning to China. Police said he didn’t make it to British Columbia. His family in China reported him missing when he did not arrive back home.
Chen was spotted at the Vail Transportation Center between 8:15 and 9 am on Feb. 28, before scanning his pass at Gondola One. He was carrying luggage with him, which he dropped off somewhere before heading up to Mountain Plaza.
“He scanned a few (lifts) at Vail,” Eagle County Sheriff’s Detective Aaron Veldheer said.
His movements after that are still unknown, and it is not even known if he got off the mountain that day.
In the photos taken of him that morning, Chen was wearing bright orange ski pants and a bright blue jacket.
If anyone has any information about Chen or his whereabouts, please call the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office at (970) 328-8500 or the Vail Public Safety Communications Center to speak with the Investigations team at (970) 479-2201.