January 24, 2015

Skier Death at CBMR


It is with heavy hearts that we report a death at Crested Butte Mountain Resort yesterday.  Early reports indicate it was a teenage male from the Western Slope.  The incident is currently under investigation.  Thanks to Ski Patrol for the professional manner in which it was handled.  Below is preliminary information form resort spokesperson Scott Clarkson.

“At approximately 2:00 PM today, a male skier was involved in an incident on Lower Treasury, an intermediate trail. The skier was wearing a helmet at the time of the incident.

Crested Butte Ski Patrol responded immediately upon notice. The skier was transported by Crested Butte Ski Patrol to Gunnison Valley Hospital Mountain Clinic at the base of the ski area. The skier was pronounced dead at the medical facility.

“This is a tragic accident and our thoughts are with the family and friends of the individual who passed away today,” said Scott Clarkson, resort spokesperson.

An investigation is underway by the Mt. Crested Butte Police Department. We must respect the rights of our guests and therefore cannot give any further information at this time.

As a reminder, any media inquiries should be directed to Scott Clarkson, resort spokesperson, at (530) 448-0369 or”

About the Author

1. Ed Dujardin
After moving out west for college, Ed took summer school so he could spend winters in Crested Butte. These days, he coaches the Western State Colorado University Freeride Team, and spends as much time as he can fishing the incredible rivers of the area.