Skier Died in Tree Well at Steamboat Resort, CO on Saturday

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Trees at Steamboat. Credit: Lisa duBusc Miller

A 53-year-old man from Philadelphia died after falling headfirst into a tree well in Shadows, a black diamond tree area at Steamboat Resort, CO on Saturday afternoon, reports Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg.

The skier, identified as Frank Maimone, was found around 2:30 pm, Ryg said. Steamboat Ski Patrol responded and performed CPR. Lifesaving measures were performed all the way to UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs, where unfortunately the man died, Ryg said.

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The shadows at Steamboat Resort, CO.

There wasn’t any visible trauma, Ryg said, but it isn’t known at this time whether the man suffered any trauma, and no cause of death has been identified at this time. An autopsy will be conducted Monday.

Steamboat has received over 3-FEET of fresh snow in the last week.

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