The skier airlifted from Eldora Mountain Resort in Colorado last week after hitting a tree sadly died from his injuries two days later, reports the Daily Camera.
The 55-year-old man was found unconscious at 10:30 am on December 30 at the ski resort. Nobody witnessed the collision, according to Eldora spokesman Sam Bass.
First responders performed CPR on the scene and the man was airlifted at 11:30 am to Boulder Community Health’s Foothills Hospital, however Boulder County sheriff’s Cmdr. Mike Wagner confirmed yesterday the skier died on January 1st.
“The Eldora team is deeply saddened by our guest’s passing and extends our sincere sympathy and support to his family and friends during this difficult time,” Eldora officials said in a statement on Monday.
While the Boulder County Coroner’s Office has not yet publicly released the identity of the skier, Boulder-based outdoor food company Backpacker’s Pantry indicated in a post that the skier was the owner and president Rodney Smith.