Man dies at Copper |

Man dies at Copper

COPPER MOUNTAIN – Doctors pronounced a 53-year-old Fort Collins man dead after skiers found him unconscious in the snow on the Oh No ski run at Copper Mountain Resort Sunday afternoon.

The man, identified as Glen Spaulding, was skiing with his brother and sister-in-law. Sheriff’s Office reports indicate his death might have been medically related. Oh No is an intermediate ski run.

In another incident, at Keystone Resort Saturday, Flight For Life took snowboarder Angela Houle to St. Anthony’s Hospital in Denver after she collided with another snowboarder on the Flying Dutchman run. She was treated and released the next day.

Houle’s boyfriend, Derek O’Driscoll, said he was waiting for her about 15 feet down the hill and saw a male snowboarder make a left turn parallel to Houle and collide with her from behind.

The man, later identified as Hosu Kim, said he saw Houle out of the corner of his eye just before the collision. Sheriff’s Deputy Jeff Gould said it was apparent neither snowboarder could have seen the other as they were facing opposite directions on the boards. Neither was out of control or reckless, he wrote in his report.

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