Sheriff’s office seeks public help in identifying skiers in Breckenridge collision |

Sheriff’s office seeks public help in identifying skiers in Breckenridge collision

The Summit County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a pair of skiers who reportedly collided with another skier at Breckenridge Ski Resort on Saturday.

On Jan. 5 at about 7:15 p.m. the sheriff’s office responded to a report from a victim of a skier collision that took place earlier that day at around 12:30 p.m. An unidentified juvenile male skier on the mountain with his father reportedly collided with the victim while skiing on the Reverie Ski Run on Peak 6, sending the victim into a tree. The young skier and his father left the scene without providing any names or contact information, according to the sheriff’s office.

Based on the report, the sheriff’s office believes this is a violation of the Skier Safety Act law, which requires all skiers or snowboarders involved in a collision to stop, exchange information and summon aid.

The case is currently under investigation, and the sheriff’s office is asking anyone with information about the collision to contact detective sergeant Robert Pearce at 970-423-8925.

Violations of the Ski Safety Act can be serious offenses. According to the Fifth Judicial District Attorney’s Office, hit and runs while skiing are class 2 petty offenses punishable by a fine of up to $1,000. Though if the collision results in an injury, offenders could potentially be charged with 3rd degree assault or misdemeanor reckless endangerment.

No information regarding the nature of the skier’s injuries have been released.

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