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Skier death reported at Wolf Creek Ski Area

Staff Writer

A local skier died at Wolf Creek Ski Area Wednesday afternoon.

Jack Hummel, 70, a season pass holder at Wolf Creek Ski Area, died following an apparent accident Wednesday afternoon.

According to ski area owner Davey Pitcher, Hummel was skiing with his wife shortly after 2:30 p.m. Wednesday when he apparently had an accident on the lower portion of the Bunny Hop run.

Pitcher said it is believed Hummel hit a tree while skiing, but said no one saw Hummel’s accident.

“We’re not really sure what happened,” Pitcher said.

A physician’s advisor on the scene was unable to resuscitate Hummel, Pitcher said.

For more information, see the Jan. 17 issue of The SUN.

randi@pagosasun.com

This story was posted on January 10, 2013.
  • Pagosa4x4

    May U rest in peace fellow skier and golfer