Young skier killed in collision with tree near Winter Park Resort summit

(Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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The Parsenn Bowl at Winter Park Resort. (Greg Younger/Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0)

The Parsenn Bowl at Winter Park Resort. (Greg Younger/Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0)

A 17-year-old girl is reported dead after colliding with a tree on an intermediate ski run near the top of Winter Park Resort.

The crash happened at about 12:30 p.m. today, Feb. 15, on Forget-Me-Not, a run that descends down the wide-open alpine face of the Parsenn Bowl before narrowing into a wooded trail

No other people were involved in the crash, according to Winter Park. Ski patrol “responded immediately and transported the woman to the Denver Health East Grand ER at the base of the resort, where continued efforts to revive her proved unsuccessful,” according to Winter Park.

The company notes that it extends its “deepest condolences” to the family. The victim has not been identified.