CHAFFEE COUNTY, Colo. -- A snowboarder was killed after hitting a tree at Monarch Ski Area, the Chaffee County Sheriff's Office said Sunday.
The man, 23-year-old Collin J. Zak, a native of Ohio, was serving in the military.
He was found unresponsive Saturday morning on the expert-rated Mirage run. The ski patrol performed CPR, but Zak was pronounced dead at the scene.
He was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash., the sheriff's office said.