ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Aspen Skiing Co. says a skier has died after hitting a tree at the Snowmass ski area.
Company officials say the 42-year-old man was unconscious and unresponsive when ski patrol arrived at the scene Friday morning. He was taken to the base of the ski area, where he was pronounced dead.
The skier was wearing a helmet. His name wasn't immediately released. Officials say he was at Snowmass to compete in the NASTAR National Championships this weekend, but he wasn't on the course at the time of the accident.
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