68-year-old man dies while skiing in Rocky Mountain National Park


A 68-year-old man from Loveland died on Sunday while skiing in the Sundance Mountain snowfield.
Courtesy Rocky Mountain National Park

Rangers have found a 68-year-old man who was skiing in Rocky Mountain National Park, who died on Sunday.

The Loveland man died in an uncontrolled 400-500 slide on a snowfield in the rocks, park officials said. The man wore a helmet and was skiing alone. Passers-by witnessed the fall and tried to help by informing park officials.

The man was skiing on the north side of Sundance Mountain, halfway between Trail Ridge Road and Old Fall River Road.

His body was airlifted to a helipad in the Upper Beaver Meadows area of ​​the park late Sunday afternoon before being taken to the Larimer County coroner’s office.

The man’s name will be released after the next of kin have been notified.

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