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UPDATE: Man dies after skiing off cliff in Snowbasin

Feb 12, 2024, 4:46 PM | Updated: Feb 13, 2024, 6:16 pm

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Demoisy Peak, where the new ski lift will be finished. (Snowbasin)

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HUNTSVILLE — A man who was found unconscious on a slope within Snowbasin Resort Monday afternoon after falling nearly 100 feet, died Tuesday.

According to AJ Mason, a captain with Weber Fire District, dispatch got a call at approximately 1:40 p.m.

Lt. Colby Ryan with Weber County Sheriff’s Office said they received reports of a man who skied off of a cliff.

Ryan said the man was in an area known as the Mt. Ogden Bowl, which has extreme cliffs and is out of bounds. It’s estimated the man fell 100 feet.

The 49-year-old man was found on John Paul Ski run and airlifted to a local hospital.

The man was unresponsive and in extremely critical condition.

Snowbasin Resort released the following statement:

Snowbasin regrets to report that a guest passed away following an accident exploring extreme backcountry terrain on Monday, February 12. The skier had left resort boundaries to access out-of-bound terrain, where they underwent an accident that resulted in them re-entering the resort boundary. Ski Patrol responded immediately to the scene to provide emergency medical aid and await helicopter transport for the unresponsive guest. The skier was transported to a local hospital to receive further care, before passing. We offer our deepest condolences to the guest’s family, friends and all involved.”

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UPDATE: Man dies after skiing off cliff in Snowbasin