Skier who died after hitting tree at Eldora Mountain identified as Thornton man, 51

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BOULDER |  Authorities have released the name of a skier who died after he fell and slid into a tree at Eldora Mountain in northern Colorado.

The Boulder Daily Camera reports 51-year-old David Marquez, of Thornton, crashed on the expert Corona run the morning of Jan. 14, and ski patrollers took him down the mountain to an ambulance at the base of the resort. A medical helicopter was requested, but the pilot was unable to land because of gusty winds.

Marquez was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office will investigate the crash.

Eldora is about 20 miles southwest of Boulder.

 

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