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.

This story was posted on January 10, 2013.

One Response to Skier death reported at Wolf Creek Ski Area

  1. Pagosa4x4

    January 10, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    May U rest in peace fellow skier and golfer