Skier down: 14 year old girl dies in Breckenridge ski accident

Posted By: The Ski Channel on November 20, 2009 3:58 pm

Our hearts and most extreme sympathies go out to the Gans family of Breckenridge, Colorado this evening. 14-year-old Haley Rose Gans died today while skiing the blue run, Spruce. Haley crashed into a tree at a high speed and the blunt trauma to her chest took her life. She was wearing a helmet.

The Breckenridge Ski Patrol and members of Flight for Life rushed Haley to the hospital where she was later prounounced dead.

This is the first reported ski death in Colorado this season. May this tragedy remind us all to exercise extreme caution and safety when up there on the mountain this season. No risks we take are worth putting ourselves at risk for injury or death.

We here at The Ski Channel give our warmest condolences to the family and friends of Haley Rose. May you find some semblance of comfort, help and peace during this trying time. Our thoughts are with you.