Denver resident dies skiing at Breckenridge Ski Resort on Sunday |

Denver resident dies skiing at Breckenridge Ski Resort on Sunday

The 2016 Ski Conservation Fund grants are supporting the work of eight different stewardship organizations. By making a donation on top of a room night or lift ticket, guests at these resorts have contributed nearly $2.7 million to the fund since 2006.
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The 2016 ski season claimed another life over the weekend during closing day at Breckenridge Ski Resort.

Denver resident Catherine Abeyta, 20, died from blunt force trauma injuries on the afternoon of Sunday, April 24. Abeyta, a George Washington High School graduate, class of 2014, lost her life after hitting a tree on the Monte Cristo run on Peak 7. She was wearing a helmet at the time of the incident, according to Summit County Coroner Regan Wood.

Her passing marks the sixth in the county from snow sports this season — matching the same total from 2014 and surpassing the four from 2015. Four of the six deaths this year occurred at Breckenridge, including the last three — all in the month of April.

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