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Skier dies after hitting tree at Eldora

The victim was a 60-year-old man from the Nederland area, deputies said.

BOULDER COUNTY, Colo — A skier died after colliding with a tree at Eldora Ski Area Tuesday morning, according to the Boulder County Sheriff's Office

Deputies said around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, they got a call from Eldora Ski Area about a crash involving a skier. Ski patrol had found a man on the ground among the trees along the intermediate-level Hotdog Alley ski run, according to the sheriff's office. He was unconscious and apparently had collided with a tree at some point earlier in the day.

Ski patrol began first aid and CPR, but were unable to resuscitate the man. He was pronounced dead in the first aid room around 11 a.m. 

The victim was a 60-year-old man from the Nederland area, deputies said. His name has not yet been released. 

Deputies said it appears the man had been skiing alone, and there were no suspicious circumstances. 

This is the second skier death at Eldora in the past two weeks. Skiing icon Ron LeMaster of Boulder was killed in a collision with a snowboarder on the Windmill run on Nov. 30. 

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