Young girl dies in ski accident at Durango Mountain Resort

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 7, 2010 4:47 pm

Our thoughts and deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of 14-year-old Madeline “Maddie” Milner. Maddie hit a tree while skiing at the Durango Mountain Resort in Colorado on Tuesday, when she hit a tree and died from a subsequent liver injury.

Maddie was skiing an intermediate run and was wearing her helmet.

A candlelight vigil was held in Maddie’s honor on Tuesday night.

We simply cannot imagine the immense grief being felt by parents Mike and Dianne Milner, and sisters Peri and Sydney Milner.

As well as being a straight-A student and loving to ski, Maddie also loved running cross country and playing the trumpet.

A tragic story indeed–one that reminds us all of the fragility of life. Be safe out there folks.