EAGLE COUNTY — The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office is seeking witnesses or any information regarding a skier collision that occurred on Beaver Creek Mountain on April 8 around 3:30 p.m. The collision took place underneath the Cinch Express Lift near the intersection of the Sheephorn and Centennial runs located just above the Spruce Saddle Lodge.
According to the victim, the unknown male snowboarder who collided with the victim told the injured skier that he would call for help. He then left the victim and did not wait for ski patrol to arrive on scene. Beaver Creek Ski Patrol responded and provided emergency rescue aide to the 60-year-old victim who was later transported to the hospital with serious injuries. The victim was then transported to a Denver area hospital.
The Colorado Ski Safety Act requires that all skiers control their speed and course, maintain a proper lookout so as to be able to avoid other skiers and, in the event of a collision, to remain at the scene and provide his or her name and address to an employee of the ski area operator.
If you think you may have any information about the suspects or this crime, call the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office at 970-328-8500.