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Man dies after crashing into tree at Breckenridge Ski Resort

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Posted at 5:53 AM, Dec 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-18 07:54:29-05

FRISCO, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a 21-year-old man died after crashing into a tree at Breckenridge Ski Resort.

The Summit Daily reports Daniel Giger, a University of Colorado-Boulder student and native of Newport Beach, California, hit the tree while skiing an intermediate run on Peak 7 on Sunday afternoon. He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

At least two other people have died skiing or snowboarding in the state so far this season.

The newspaper reports 44-year-old Bindu Pomeroy was killed snowboarding in the Vail backcountry late last month after landing head first while jumping off a cliff. Bill Brockmueller, a 26-year-old University of Colorado graduate student, died Dec. 10, six days after hitting a tree at Eldora Mountain Resort.

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Information from: Summit Daily News, http://www.summitdaily.com/