Jackson Hole Mountain Resorts reported that a skier was fatally injured at the resort today. She is the second to have died at the resort this season, after a 23-year-old snowboarder died Dec. 7.
According to Teton County Wyoming Coroner Brent Blue, the woman was a “relatively new” 26-year-old local resident, employed in Teton Village. In a release, the resort stated the woman was found “unresponsive on the skier's left side of the trail within a group of trees” on the Sundance Run below Croaky Point.
“Jackson Hole Ski Patrol arrived on the scene and performed life support efforts,” the release stated. “The victim was transported to the St. John's Clinic in Teton Village at approximately 11:24 am and was pronounced dead at the clinic at 11:38 am.”
Blue said his office could not release the victim’s name until next of kin were notified. He said this is the fifth female death he has had to investigate since he took office last January.
Jerry Blann, President of JHMR, said the resort was saddened to report the second fatality at the resort this season.
“The staff at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort join me in expressing our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the victim,” he said.