Resort owner dies in Beaver Creek ski accident

Posted at 5:26 AM, Mar 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-01 07:26:18-05

Friends and family are mourning the death of a 39-year-old man who was killed in a skiing accident at Beaver Creek Resort.

The Vail Daily reports ( ) Sam Beall, of Knoxville, Tennessee, was pronounced dead at a hospital after the accident on an intermediate run Thursday. Details of the accident have not been released but according to The Denver Post, a report says there was an "incident on an intermediate trail."

Beall owned Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee, a luxury hotel and event destination in the Great Smoky Mountains. He is survived by his wife and their five children.

Blackberry Farm released a statement saying many who knew Beall were touched by his friendship, hospitality and adventurous spirit.

A memorial will be held Tuesday afternoon at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church in Knoxville.


We are deeply shocked and saddened by the untimely death of Sam Beall, our beloved Proprietor. He passed away during a...

Posted by Blackberry Farm on Friday, February 26, 2016