Man dies in accident on Blue Mountain ski hill
A 48-year-old man has died in hospital after an accident on the ski hill of the Blue Mountain Resort.
Resort spokesperson Collin Matanowitsch says the Aurora man was taken off the hill by the ski patrol and taken to hospital Tuesday afternoon. He was later pronounced dead.
Police are not releasing any more information at this time, including whether the man was wearing a helmet and whether he was skiing or snowboarding.
Matanowitsch says the accident happened on the Tranquility Trail, a main trail in the resort's central pod. It is marked as a blue trail for intermediate or experienced skiiers and snowboarders.
"Our sympathies goes out to the family," he says. "This is a tragic incident."
The trail was closed yesterday after the accident but has since been reopened.
Matanowitsch says the resort is constantly monitoring the safety of its trails.
"Our ski patrol regularly monitor both conditions but also ski behaviour and police that," Matanowitsch says.
Last weekend, a 16-year-old boy died after he fell at the Lakeridge Ski Resort in Uxbridge. He was skiing in the terain park and fell off the last jump. He was wearing a helmet.