Snowboarder who collided with skier at Beaver Creek sought; victim suffered serious injuries

EAGLE COUNTY Colo. - Authorities in Eagle County are looking for witnesses to a skier collision that occurred at Beaver Creek Mountain last week.

The collision took place April 8 at around 3:30 p.m., underneath the Cinch Express Lift near the intersection of the Sheephorn and Centennial runs located just above the Spruce Saddle Lodge, according to the Eagle County Sheriff's Office.

The 60-year-old victim told deputies that the unknown snowboarder said he would call for help, but left the scene before the ski patrol arrived.

The victim was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries, and then transported to a Denver area hospital.

Deputies said the Colorado Ski Safety Act requires that all skiers control their speed and course, maintain a proper lookout so as to be able to avoid other skiers and, in the event of a collision, to remain at the scene and provide his or her name and address to an employee of the ski area operator.

Anyone with information about the incident was urged to call the Eagle County Sheriff's Office at 970-328-8500 or Eagle County Crime Stoppers at 800-972-TIPS.

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