Utah skier dies after crashing into tree in backcountry

A skier died Tuesday in upstate near a ski resort in northern Utah.

The Unified Police Department says Kyle Mortensen, 37, was skiing in the backcountry near the Brighton resort and was reported overdue at 4pm

Because Mortensen’s wife was able to provide GPS coordinates of his location, Wasatch Backcountry Rescue responded to the area and found him dead in a tree well.

It is believed that Mortensen crashed into a tree in the back country and fell into a well.

This article is published by the Utah News Collaborative, a partnership of Utah news organizations dedicated to educating readers across the state.

https://www.sltrib.com/news/2023/03/09/utah-skier-dies-after-hitting-tree/ Utah skier dies after crashing into tree in backcountry

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