Update: Snowbasin skier killed after hitting tree identified

Ryan Gregory Roberts. Photo: Obituary

HUNTSVILLE, Utah, Jan. 3, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — A 24-year-old man skiing at Snowbasin Resort who died Saturday afternoon after he hit a tree has been identified.

According to the Weber County Sheriff’s office, Ryan Roberts, 24, from Ogden, was found by another skier, who summoned the ski patrol. Officials put in a call to the sheriff’s office at about 1:10 p.m.

A news release from WCSO Tuesday said Roberts was skiing on the Penny Lane slope when he veered off the slope and hit a nearby tree. It is unknown what caused the crash because there were no witnesses, however the person who alerted ski patrol heard the crash.

Ski patrol treated Roberts at the scene and he was transported to the parking lot to an awaiting ambulance. The ambulance transported Roberts to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

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The Utah Office of the Medical Examiner is investigating the case to determine an exact cause of death.

Roberts was wearing a helmet.

“Our hearts go out to his family,” Lt. Nate Hutchinson from WCSO said. “I’m sure he was just looking at having an enjoyable day of skiing. This was just a tragic accident. He was skiing within the boundaries of Snowbasin, and he did have a helmet on.”

Roberts was a Logan native and an Ogden resident who attended Weber State University. He had served an LDS mission to Ohio. To read his obituary, click here.


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