Man dies in Telluride ski crash, second Colorado skiing death in 10 days

TELLURIDE — A 69-year-old man from South Carolina died Saturday after he crashed into trees while skiing in Telluride, the second skiing fatality in the resort town in 10 days, the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office said.

George A. Nolan of Greenwood, South Carolina, was skiing with his daughter-in-law about 3 p.m. when his skis detached from his boots and he slid head-first on his side, the sheriff’s office said. A member of the Telluride Ski Patrol told investigators that she saw the man, who was wearing a helmet, sliding into trees.

Rescuers at the scene were not able to resuscitate the man, the sheriff’s office said.

“We are deeply saddened by this tragic loss and our thoughts are with the family,” Sheriff Bill Masters said.

Nolan is survived by his wife, two sons and a brother, the sheriff’s office said.

On March 9, a man from of Colorado Springs died after losing control on steep terrain and tumbling into a steep wooded area in Telluride.


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