January 17, 2008
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22-year-old man fell into tree well
A 22-year-old Massachusetts man died Friday afternoon after falling headfirst into a tree well at the Steamboat Ski Area. It was the second snow-immersion death at the ski area in 10 days.
Deep or unstable snow can cause sudden, severe risks
Steamboat Springs snowboarder Dan Tullos knows firsthand how too much powder can quickly create a deadly situation. About this time last year, Tullos was cruising down the Priest Creek lift line at the Steamboat Ski Area when he dropped 15 or 20 feet off a rock. It almost cost him his life.