Man found unresponsive at Steamboat Ski Area in 'grave' condition


Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct the man's age.

A 31-year-old snowboarder was found unresponsive at about 11:30 a.m. on Quickdraw in Sunshine Bowl at Steamboat Ski Area, according to a news release from the ski area.

The man was found slightly off the trail in a creek, according to a news release from the Routt County Sheriff’s Office.

Those who found the snowboarder performed CPR until ski patrol arrived. The man was transported to Yampa Valley Medical Center and later was flown to Denver.

The man was in "grave" condition Tuesday at Denver Health according to a hospital spokesperson. The incident is under investigation.


JustAsking 5 years, 3 months ago

Actually the boarder was at the bottom of Buckshot where it intersects with QuickDraw. I would describe the hazard as being on skiers left and fairly large on the trail. Ramrod also has a deep open water hole almost at the bottom of the run. This incident is a tragic reminder that hazards do exist even on intermediate runs. Skiing and riding at speeds that allow turning and stopping quickly is the best defense especially on unfamiliar runs. Sincerely hope this rider makes a complete recovery.


thalgard 5 years, 3 months ago

Sad, sad, sad. If CPR was done than his prognosis is poor.


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