By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
A man was killed Thursday morning after hitting a tree while skiing, officials from Jackson Hole Mountain Resort said.
The man collided with a tree on Gros Ventre run at the resort on Thursday morning. Resuscitation efforts were administered on the mountain by the resort’s ski patrol and continued at St. John’s Clinic in Teton Village.
Ultimately, he died from his injuries.
“My deepest condolences go out to the family of the deceased. My heart goes out to everyone involved,” resort president Mary Kate Buckley said.
Resort officials declined to comment further when asked by Cowboy State Daily on Thursday.
The name of the victim has not yet been released due to efforts to notify the family of the situation.
According to the National Ski Areas Association, there were 48 reported ski and snowboard fatalities during the 2020-2021 season. The majority of those incidents resulted from collisions with objects.
Men also represented 93% of all skier/snowboarder fatalities.
The latest season’s number of deaths was higher than the 10-year average of 39 fatalities per season.
This is the most recent ski incident to happen in the Jackson area. In January, a skier collided with a 64-year-old woman, which left her with life-threatening injuries.