Helmeted skier hits shed, fractures skull
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — An 18-year-old from Wisconsin died Thursday (March 7) at Copper Mountain after crashing into a valve shed used for snowmaking on Andy’s Encore, an intermediate run at the Summit County resort.
According to the Summit County Coroner’s office, Patrick Sievert, of Pewaukee, Wisconsin, veered off the trail for an unknown reason Wednesday morning and hit the shed and fractured his skull. According to the coroner, Sievert was wearing a helmet.
The accident occurred at about 9:20 a.m. Copper Ski Patrol responded to the accident, started life-saving procedures and transported Sievert to the Copper Medical Center, where further life saving measures were continued unsuccessfully. Sievert was a high school senior and arrived in Colorado 4 days ago.