Alta officials looking for witnesses to skier collision

Alta Ski Area. Photo Courtesy: Wikipedia

ALTA, Utah, April 11, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Alta Ski Area officials are searching for a man who crashed into another skier late last month and did not stop to render aid.

Alta Marshal Mike Morey told Gephardt Daily Thursday that officials are looking for anyone who may have witnessed a skier collision on Thursday, March 28 at approximately 2 p.m. on the Collins Face black diamond run.

Morey said the woman, who was a visitor from Washington D.C., sustained injuries to her legs and arms and had to be transported to an area hospital for treatment. She was “fairly seriously” injured, he said.

The skier who hit her and did not stop was slender and thought to have been wearing a burnt orange helmet, a blue and white digital print checkerboard or camouflage coat and mustard-colored ski pants.

Morey said the incident was reported to officials a few days after it occurred, and in the Town of Alta, it is a class B misdemeanor to hit another skier and not stop to render aid.

Morey said officials are hoping the skier who hit the woman will come forward, but if not, he’s hoping that witnesses might have further information.

Collins Face is an advanced trail below the Collins chair.

Anyone who knows anything about the incident is asked to call 801-363-5105 or email [email protected]


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