FRISCO, Colo. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a backcountry skier who died on Quandary Peak in Colorado's Summit County.
The Summit Daily News reports 22-year-old Peter Wing, of Denver, was skiing with a companion when he fell Sunday morning at about 13,400 feet (4,084 meters) elevation. Coroner Regan Wood says Wing died of blunt-force injuries.
The Summit County Rescue Group used a helicopter to reach the skier, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
It is the second death on Quandary Peak in the last six months. A 67-year-old man died after he suffered a heart attack on the Quandary Peak Trail while hiking in late July.