Skier dies in collision on expert trail at Breckenridge Ski Resort

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Breckenridge Ski Resort

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — A 43-year-old New Jersey man died in a collision on an expert trail at Breckenridge Ski Resort on Monday, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office said.

The incident happened about noon under the Peak 8 Super Connect chairlift near tower No. 25 above the midload station on the ski run named Tiger, the sheriff’s office said. Investigators are looking for anyone who might have witnessed the collision.

The Summit Daily reported the man was John Sherwood of Randolph, N.J. He was skiing with his family at the time of the collision. The skier who survived the collision stayed at the site and talked with investigators.

In a statement, the resort said the Breckenridge Ski Patrol arrived at the scene about 12:30 p.m. to provide emergency care. The man was later pronounced dead by medical staff at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center in Frisco.

“Breckenridge Ski Resort, Breckenridge Ski Patrol and the entire Vail Resorts family extend our deepest sympathy and support to our guest’s family and friends,” Breckenridge Ski Resort CEO John Buhler said in a statement.

The man has not been identified. An autopsy by the Summit County Coroner’s Office is expected to take place later this week.

Anyone who might have witnessed the collision is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 970-423-8929.