FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Man Killed Skiing at Telluride Ski Resort
Contact: Susan Lilly, Public Information Officer 970-729-2028
March 9, 2016 -- (Telluride, CO) – A 49 year-old man was killed when he fell while skiing at the Telluride Ski Resort Wednesday morning.
William Scott Elligott of Colorado Springs was skiing in the Gold Hill area with his 20 year-old daughter when the incident occurred at approximately 11am.
The daughter told Sheriff’s Deputies that she was skiing ahead of her father on “Gold Hill 1,” and she pulled over on a catwalk to wait for him. She looked up, and as he passed her, he seemed to lose control, both of his skis released, and he tumbled out of her sight. The area is steep and wooded and it took some time for her to locate him.
Multiple Telluride Ski Patrollers were dispatched to the scene where they told Deputies that upon arrival, they found the man pulseless. Ski Patrol reported CPR was administered and an AED was applied, but the man could not be revived.
The San Miguel Sheriff’s Office and the County Coroner are conducting an Investigation of the incident. No foul play is suspected.
“This is a terrible tragedy and our thoughts are with the family,” Sheriff Bill Masters said.
This was the first time the man had skied in Telluride. He was on a several day trip to various Colorado ski areas with his daughter.
The San Miguel Sheriff’s Office, located in Telluride, Colorado and established in 1883, serves 7,800 residents and countless visitors across the 1,288 square miles of San Miguel County. Sheriff Bill Masters has been serving as the county’s elected Sheriff since 1980.