2nd death at Eldora Ski Area within a week

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BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — A 60-year-old skier died at Eldora Ski Area after hitting a tree on Tuesday morning.

Ski patrol found Robert Williams unconscious lying on the ground in the trees along the ski run “Hot Dog Alley” around 10:30 a.m. CPR and other life-saving measures were performed but Williams was pronounced dead after 11 a.m.

Last Tuesday, Ron LeMaster, 72, died after colliding with a snowboarder at the ski resort. According to the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, once ski patrol was on scene they continued resuscitative efforts, including CPR, and a medical helicopter was placed on air standby.

According to Eldora’s website, the National Ski Areas Association established “Your Responsibility Code” in 1966 as a code of ethics for all skiers on the mountain and includes: “Always remain in control and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.”

Poor snow conditions due to Colorado’s drought have created a less desirable skiing/snowboarding environment.

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