Summit County skier dies after Keystone tree collision 

A local skier died after hitting a tree at Keystone yesterday.  

The 58-year-old Summit County man was skiing on Flying Dutchman when he lost control. He was wearing a helmet. There were no other skiers or riders involved, but the incident was witnessed by another skier. 

This is the third confirmed in-bound skier fatality of ski season in Summit.  

Summit County Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons states, “Our hearts go out to the family and friends affected by the tragic loss of life at Keystone Ski Resort. We are actively investigating the incident and working closely with resort officials to ensure the safety of all visitors to our community’s beloved slopes.” 

In a press release, Summit County Sheriff’s Office reminds “everyone to always practice safe snow activity habits and to be aware of the risks associated with these activities. The Colorado Skier Safety Act and the Your Responsibility Code are designed to protect all skiers and riders on the slopes. All skiers and riders are encouraged to always follow the law and know the code.”