A 69-year-old skier died at Telluride Ski Resort Saturday after he collided with a tree.
The incident occurred between 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. George A. Nolan, 69, of Greenwood, S.C., was skiing with his daughter-in-law on a single black diamond run, according to a press release from the San Miguel County Sheriff's Office. She told deputies he was skiing slightly behind her but then passed her, one ski missing, sliding head-first on his side.
A Telluride ski patroller saw him sliding at a high rate of speed, both skis off, down from the top of the run. He ultimately wound up in some trees. Nolan is survived by his wife, his two sons and a brother.
This is the second skier death at the resort in the last 10 days. A 49-year-old man from Colorado Springs died skiing March 9.