A Timberline Lodge spokesman says a skier has died after falling into a tree well on Mount Hood, OR. The Oregonian reports the 42-year-old man, whose name has yet to be released, was skiing with a friend when he fell into the tree well on Saturday.
“All of us at Timberline are heartbroken by the loss experienced at the mountain today,” Jeff Kohnstamm, the lodge president, said in a statement. “Please be aware of tree wells and other deep snow hazards,” the statement said, “and always ski with a buddy while keeping them in sight.”
Timberline Lodge had received about 7 inches of snow since Thursday, according to weather reports.
Timberline Lodge spokesman John Burton says efforts to revive the man were unsuccessful.