Snowboarder dies after crashing into tree at Eldora Mountain Resort

Man dies in ski accident at Eldora resort
Posted at 5:44 PM, Feb 28, 2021

BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. – Authorities say a 26-year-old snowboarder died after crashing into a tree at Eldora Mountain Resort Sunday afternoon.

The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office said the male snowboarder, whose identity has not been released, had collided with a tree while snowboarding on the “Jolly Jug Trail” at the ski area.

A helicopter from Northern Colorado Medevac was dispatched to the area along with ground-based rescue personnel and deputies from the sheriff’s office.

Bystanders were performing CPR on the man before ski patrol arrived. The snowboarder was transported down to the first aid room, but he succumbed to his injuries. He was pronounced dead on scene at approximately 4:40 p.m.

The sheriff’s office said the victim was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.