VAIL, Colo. — The man found dead near Vail Ski Resort has been identified as a 60-year-old longtime Vail resident.
The body of Maldwyn “Maldy” George Zang was found Tuesday after a woman on a ski lift reported seeing a body in Gore Creek.
The cause of death remains under investigation, but Det. Luke Causey told the Vail Daily that the frigid overnight weather was a factor.
Zang’s body was frozen. Causey said his sunglasses were found upstream and he had a cut on the bridge of his nose, indicating he might have fallen into the creek before he died.
Zang worked at a locals’ bar in the resort town, Bart & Yeti’s, for 40 years. He is survived by two sisters and a brother.