26-year-old skier dies at Breckenridge Ski Resort

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BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — A 26-year-old man from Mexico died on an advance run while skiing on Friday, Breckenridge Ski Resort said.

The resort’s ski patrol responded to the incident, but the man was declared dead at the scene. The man has not been identified. The resort did not say where on the property the man died or the circumstances surrounding his death.

It’s the fourth ski-related death in the state this season and third at Breckenridge.

On Dec. 19, 48-year-old Kevin Pitts of Longmont died at Breckenridge after colliding with a tree on Breckenridge’s Alpine Alley run, not far from the Imperial Express SuperChair.

On Jan. 12, 47-year-old Sean Haberthier of Denver, was reported missing from Breckenridge. The next day, he was found on Lower Boneyard, an expert run not far from the Peak 8 lift.

Haberthier was taken to St. Anthony Summit Medical Center in Frisco where he was pronounced dead of a severe skull fracture after skiing into a tree. He was not wearing a helmet.

In December, a 40-year-old Texas woman died after falling from a chairlift at Ski Granby Ranch that was caused by mechanical problem.

Kelly Huber of San Antonio fell 25 feet and was pronounced dead at a Granby hospital. Her 12-year-old and 9-year-old daughters were injured in the fall.