Second fatality in two days at Eldora Mountain ski resort News Staff

NEDERLAND, Colo. — Authorities say a 16-year-old skier died Monday at Eldora Mountain Resort after striking a tree — the second fatality at the resort in two days.

The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office said first responders were unable to save the boy and he was pronounced dead at the scene. The county coroner’s office was investigating the incident, and the skier’s identity wasn’t immediately released.

The accident on the intermediate-level Lower Ambush Run occurred a day after a 26-year-old snowboarder died after colliding with a tree at the resort.

The sheriff’s office said bystanders performed CPR on the man after Sunday’s crash on the intermediate-level Jolly Jug Trail. Medical personnel made extensive efforts to try to save him but he was declared dead at the resort. His name has not been released.

On Saturday, two teenagers were injured on the Jolly Jug Trail after they reportedly collided while skiing, the sheriff’s office said.

In a statement, the resort said it is committed to the wellbeing of its guests and staff.

“It is because of this that the recent accidents, which were unrelated and occurred under different circumstances and at different locations, are so heartbreaking for all of us,” it said.

The Associated Press

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