Maryland skier dies after hitting tree on Snowmass Mountain

SNOWMASS MOUNTAIN, Colo. - A Maryland man was identified Sunday as the victim of a skier versus tree collision on Snowmass Mountain.

The Pitkin County Coroner's Office said that David Schreitmueller, 42, of Kensington, Md., was killed Friday morning on the Coney Glade ski run.

Aspen Skiing Co. officials say Schreitmueller was unconscious and unresponsive when the ski patrol arrived at the scene Friday morning. He was pronounced dead at the base of the ski area.

Schreitmueller was visiting Aspen to compete in the NASTAR National Championship, the Aspen Daily News reported. He was not on the course when he crashed.

Aspen Daily News: http://ch7ne.ws/X6u1zT

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