DURANGO, Colo. (AP) -- A Florida man has died days after suffering injuries in a ski accident in southern Colorado.
The Durango Herald reports 56-year-old Michael Black died at a hospital Saturday after he was taken off life support.
Wolf Creek Ski Area Owner Davey Pitcher says Black, who had a second home near the ski area, had been on an intermediate trail on March 21 when he lost control, skied off the trail and struck a tree.
Ski patrol had arrived to find Black conscious and he was able to recount what had happened. There were no witnesses.
Pitcher says it appears Black lost a ski and "tomahawaked," which happens when a skier crashes and turns end over end consecutively.
He says Black suffered broken ribs, a collapsed lung and other injuries.