“Skier Dies At Sandia Peak” from KOAT.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An avid skier died early Sunday afternoon after an accident at the Sandia Peak Ski Area.
Authorities said that an experienced skier was on an intermediate slope when he crashed into another skier and then ran into a pole supporting a ski lift.
A helicopter was dispatched from University of New Mexico Hospital and landed on top of the mountain, but the EMS crew decided to drive the skier to the hospital. At some point after the skier was transported, the skier passed away.
The U.S. Forest Service was notified, and the ski patrol was conducting an investigation with the Sandia Mountain manager.