Skier fatality at Heavenly Mountain Resort |

Skier fatality at Heavenly Mountain Resort

A 49-year-old skier passed away at Heavenly Mountain Resort on Wednesday.
Bill Rozak / Tahoe Daily Tribune

Heavenly Mountain Resort confirmed that a serious incident took place on the mountain Wednesday, Dec. 27, involving a 49-year-old man from Santa Rosa, Calif.

Heavenly Mountain Ski Patrol responded to a medical incident on a beginner run near Poma Trail. After emergency care and evaluation, the man was pronounced deceased by Lake Valley Fire Department and the El Dorado County Coroner.

“Heavenly Mountain Resort, Heavenly Ski Patrol, and the entire Vail Resorts family extend our deepest sympathy and support to our guest’s family and friends,” said Mike Goar, vice president of mountain division and chief operating officer of Heavenly Mountain Resort.

This story will be updated as further information becomes available.

CORRECTION: This story incorrectly said the Tahoe Valley Fire Department. It has since been changed to include the correct fire department.

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