Snowboarder hits tree and dies

Posted By: The Ski Channel on March 17, 2010 4:22 pm

Sadly, we have another accident to report. In central Ontario, Canada, at the Beaver Valley Ski Club, a woman died today after a hitting a tree while snowboarding. The 48-year-old woman from Mississauga was taken to Markdale hospital where she later passed away.

Officials say she was indeed wearing a helmet, and witnesses said she left the groomed path and entered a wooded area where she hit the tree.

Her name has not been released, and an autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow. Our deep condolences go out to the woman’s friends and family.