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Skier dies after crashing into tree at Purgatory Resort

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Posted at 1:33 PM, Feb 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-26 15:33:28-05

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A 34-year-old woman has died after crashing into a tree while skiing at Purgatory Resort near Durango in southwestern Colorado.

The Durango Herald reports the accident was reported at 3:15 p.m. Saturday and the woman was pronounced dead at about 4:30 p.m. Her name and hometown were not immediately released.

Resort general manager Colin McBeath expressed sympathy to the woman's family and friends.

This is the sixth ski-related death in Colorado, but the fifth skiing death this season.

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