A 26-year-old Mexican man who died after a ski crash Friday at Breckenridge Ski Resort had severe head trauma, according to the Summit County Coroner’s Office.
by Jesse Paul, The Denver Post
A 26-year-old Mexican man who died after a ski crash Friday at Breckenridge Ski Resort suffered severe head trauma, according to the Summit County Coroner’s Office.
Coroner Regan Wood said Ricardo Cohen, of Mexico City, was wearing a helmet when he slammed into the snow on an advanced run. His death has been ruled an accident.
Wood called the incident a “skier versus snow crash.” Cohen was visiting Colorado from Mexico.
“Breckenridge Ski Resort, Breckenridge Ski Patrol and the entire Vail Resorts family extend our deepest sympathy and support to our guest’s family and friends,” John Buhler, vice president and chief operating officer of the resort, said in a statement over the weekend.
The resort says Breckenridge Ski Patrol responded to the crash, but after medical care and evaluation, Cohen was pronounced dead.
Officials have not said what trail Cohen was skiing on when he crashed.
Cohen is one of three people who have died in skiing-related incidents this season at Breckenridge.
Kevin Pitts, a 48-year-old Longmont man, died from blunt force trauma after striking a tree at the resort in December. Sean Haberthier, a 47-year-old Denver man, died after striking a tree at Breckenridge in January.
Kelly Huber, a 40-year-old mother from Texas, died Dec. 29 after she and her two young daughters fell from a chairlift at Ski Granby Ranch. While lift malfunction is suspected as the cause, the case remains under investigation.