Skier dies after hitting tree at Mary Jane
April 6, 2011
A skier died on March 25 when he ran into a tree on Roundhouse, an intermediate trail at Mary Jane.
Louis Alten, 39, of Houston, Texas, died of “multiple blunt force injuries” when he struck a tree adjacent to the trail around 12:15 p.m., according to Grand County Coroner Brenda Bock.
Alten, the father of three, was wearing a helmet at the time.
Resort Ski Patrol responded immediately and administered CPR on Alten while transporting him by sled to the Denver Health East Grand Community Clinic and Emergency Center at the base of the resort, according to Winter Park spokesperson Mary Woolwine.
Doctors pronounced him dead shortly after 1 p.m.