Police ID skier killed at Winter Park as 25-year-old man from Massachusetts
The skier who died Saturday at Winter Park Resort has been identified as Francis Raymond Ermilio, 25, of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.
According to Fraser Winter Park Police, ski patrol was notified of a missing skier around 5 p.m. Saturday and initiated search protocols. Ermilio was found around 7:30 p.m. in the trees near the White Rabbit trail.
A Monday news release says Ermilio was found unresponsive with face and head trauma. Rescue efforts were made at the scene before transporting him to the Denver Health Winter Park medical center at the base of the mountain. He was pronounced dead at 8:24 p.m.
The preliminary investigation found Ermilio was not an experienced skier but was wearing a helmet. Evidence at the scene suggests that he lost control on White Rabbit, an intermediate trail, and skied into a forested area before colliding with several trees.
The Grand County Coroner’s Office is conducting an autopsy to determine the cause of death.
A skier died at Winter Park Resort after being reported missing on the mountain on Saturday.
According to the resort, the skier was reported missing around 4:45 p.m. Saturday and ski patrol immediately conducted search protocols.
The skier was found in the trees near the White Rabbit trail around 7:35 p.m. and transported to the Denver Health Winter Park medical center. The skier was pronounced dead at 8:24 p.m.
The skier’s identification and cause of death has not yet been released.
Winter Park Resort shared its deepest condolences with the family and friends.