Home Help Contact Search Log In | Create Account
Navigation
News Subscribers: 156

Local News
Denver woman, 25, killed at Silverton Mountain
From Silverton Standard, the place where you can write!
Posted on January 14 2012, 4:31pm by Mark Esper in Local News category
 It's the first fatality in the history of the ski area.
 
A 25-year-old Denver woman was killed Saturday morning, Jan. 14, at Silverton Mountain Ski Area, after falling and sliding some 1,500 vertical feet, according to the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office.
The victim was identified as Sydney Elizabeth Owens. She was on a guided ski tour skiing the Riff Run at about 10:06 a.m. when the accident occurred.
Emergency personnel at Silverton Mountain rendered assistance but were unable to revive Owens, according to the sheriff's office.
It was the first fatal accident in 10 years of operations of Silverton Mountain Ski Area.
 Silverton Mountain co-owner Jen Brill said Owens “lost control and slid down the Riff run at Silverton Mountain and suffered fatal injuries.”
Riff is a lift-served expert slope near the chairlift. At the time of the accident she was wearing a helmet and skiing in a guided group, Brill said. Patrol and emergency personnel quickly responded and resuscitative efforts were undertaken without success. 
 
 

GET THE FULL STORY IN THE SILVERTON STANDARD!

Subscribe to the e-mail edition for only $26 a year.

Get a full PDF of the entire paper every Thursday morning instantly.

Subscribe now to “Silverton Public Newspaper,” now owned by the San Juan County Historical Society.

Call (970) 387-5477

Or send a check to Silverton Standard, P.O. Box 8, Silverton, CO 81433

 

Have thoughts or an opinion on this story? Post it here ... Log In | Create Account