Skier killed at Keystone was newcomer to Breckenridge
January 28, 2011
Jennifer Agule, the 22-year-old skier who died Wednesday at Keystone Resort, had only lived in Breckenridge since November, but she was already working her way into the hearts of people around her.
“She was only with us for about two-and-a-half months, but a lot of the staff got close to her,” said Jay Beckerman, owner of the Blue River Bistro where Agule worked as a server. “(She had) such a great attitude and a great lust for life.”
Beckerman said Agule, known by friends as “Jenna,” was originally from Acton, Mass. He did not know what brought her to Breckenridge in mid-November, but said she loved to ski.
“Jenna was just the absolute sweetest, most wonderful girl you’ve ever met in your life,” Beckerman said.
Agule was killed Wednesday in what appears to have been a collision with a tree while skiing alone at Keystone on the Frenchman run.
Keystone Ski Patrol found her in some trees near the intermediate trail at about 8 p.m. after receiving a call. Ski patrol responders provided advanced life support and took Agule to Keystone Medical Center, but were unable to revive her.
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She appeared to have suffered severe blunt force trauma, according to a statement from Summit County Coroner Joanne Richardson.
Agule was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, which is now under investigation, according to a Keystone statement.
Beckerman said the loss of the new employee with a constant smile has been hard for the staff at Blue River Bistro.
“It’s just been a difficult time for everyone here,” Beckerman said. “We can only imagine what it’s been like for her family.”