Sunday, February 11, 2001
Steamboat Springs A 23-year-old Westminster man died Sunday at the Steamboat Ski Area after crash landing a jump.
James Lee, who was skiing in the Bashor Terrain Park on the lower mountain, apparently attempted a jump, lost control and landed on his head and chest, according to a news release from the Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp.
The ski patrol arrived at about 11:35 a.m. to help Lee.He was taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
The death was the second this season at the Steamboat Ski Area. At least seven other skiers or snowboarders have died on Colorado slopes this winter.
On Dec. 16, 23-year-old Matthew Westley of Steamboat Springs was found dead in deep snow about 75 feet off Frying Pan, an intermediate trail on the upper mountain in Morningside Park.
During the 1996-1997 ski season, a skier died of a heart attack on the Steamboat mountain, and during the 1995-1996 season, two people died while skiing.