Though details are scarce, it has been confirmed that a second person has died at Eldora Mountain over a two-day period, following a death that occurred on Sunday.
On Monday, the Boulder County Sheriff's Office responded to a report that a guest collided with a tree. Life saving efforts were made, though they were ultimate unsuccessful and the person was pronounced deceased.
Details regarding what mountain sport the deceased individual was participating in when the accident occurred have not been publicly released, nor have details about what factors that may have contributed to the crash.
On Sunday afternoon, a 26-year-old man died after he crashed into a tree while snowboarding at the Eldora Mountain Resort.
The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office said witnesses called 911 to report the collision at 3:50 p.m. Sunday.
The snowboarder was riding down the Jolly Jug Run when he rode into the tree — the same trail on which two expert teenaged skiers were injured the day before after they ran into each other.
Jolly Jug is a blue square trail for intermediate-level skiers and snowboarders. Bystanders performed CPR on the snowboarder as they waited for emergency officials to arrive. The snowboarder was wearing a helmet at the time of the collision, deputies said. A medical helicopter and ground rescue crews were deployed, reaching the man by 3:55 p.m.
Officials transported him to the first aid room with emergency medical personnel; however, he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at 4:40 p.m., deputies said.
The identity of the victim will be released by the Boulder County Coroner’s Office after his family has been notified. Agencies that assisted in the incident included the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, American Medical Response, Nederland Fire Rescue and Northern Colorado Medevac.