- Associated Press - Monday, January 16, 2017

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say a skier died after hitting a tree at Breckenridge Ski Resort last week.

The Summit Daily News (https://bit.ly/2jiaWbH ) reports that 47-year-old Sean Haberthier of Denver was reported missing Thursday evening and was found unresponsive by searchers Friday morning. Summit County coroner Regan Wood says he wasn’t wearing a helmet and died of a severe skull fracture.

Breckenridge vice president John Buhler issued a statement expressing the resort’s sympathy for his family and friends.

It’s the third ski-related death in Colorado this ski season. Last month, 48-year-old Kevin Pitts of Longmont died after hitting a tree at Breckenridge and 40-year-old Kelly Huber of San Antonio, Texas died after falling from a lift that malfunctioned at Ski Granby Ranch.

Nine people died while skiing or snowboarding in the state last season.

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Information from: Summit Daily News, https://www.summitdaily.com/

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