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Bridger Bowl reports fatality at ski area

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Posted at 5:43 PM, Feb 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-17 12:11:21-05

BOZEMAN — Bridger Bowl said in a media release a 21-year-old skier died Tuesday within the ski area boundary.

Following is the full release from Bridger Bowl:

It is with great regret that Bridger Bowl reports a fatality within the ski area boundary on February 16, 2021. A 21-year-old skier was reported missing this afternoon, a description was given, and a search ensued. Shortly thereafter, the missing skier was found by Bridger Bowl Ski Patrol in a tree well. Although found unresponsive, life-saving attempts were made.

This accident is a terribly unfortunate reminder that tree wells are an inherent risk of skiing and riding. Best practice is to ski and ride with a partner keeping them in sight, especially in deep snow. If someone is missing, call ski patrol immediately.

“On behalf of all of us at Bridger Bowl, I would like to convey our deepest sympathies to the families and friends of the loved one lost in this tragic incident,” expressed General Manager Bob Petitt.

No further information was available. We will update this story with any further details we receive.