A skier died of injuries suffered at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming Tuesday.
The resort issued a statement saying someone spotted the woman unconscious among a group of trees on the Sundance Run at around 11 a.m. Tuesday.
The victim was identified as 25 year old Kelsey Hewitt of Portland, Oregon.
Preliminary investigation indicates that Hewitt fell head first into a tree well and was unable to free herself. Common cause of death in these situations is suffocation, although an official cause of death will have to be determined by the Coroner.
The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports ski patrol responded and the woman was transported to St. John’s Clinic in Teton Village, where she was declared dead at 11:38 a.m.
This is the second death reported at the resort this season. A 23-year-old snowboarder from Stowe, Vermont – Callagy Fahey Ross – died on Dec. 7. Her obituary said she had moved to Jackson Hole just a week earlier.