ASPEN, Colo. - An Aspen ski resort employee has died while skiing at the Snowmass Ski Area.
The Pitkin County Coroner's Office says 47-year-old Jeffrey Beadle died from multiple chest injuries suffered during the Thursday skiing accident on an expert run called Cirque Headwall. He was found by another skier.
Beadle was wearing a helmet. Authorities say emergency responders attempted to revive him for about two hours.
Beadle, who was originally from Centralia, IL, worked as a ski lift operator, the Aspen Skiing Co. says. The company owns four Aspen-area ski mountains, including Snowmass.
Aspen Skiing Co. President and CEO Mike Kaplan released a statement expressing shock at Beadle's death and offering sympathy to his family and friends.