- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 3, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Authorities say a 24-year-old man from Ogden died after hitting a tree while skiing at Snowbasin Resort on Saturday.

Police released the name of skier Ryan Roberts on Tuesday. Officials say he died after veering off Penny Lane slope at the ski area in the Weber County.

Sheriff’s Lt. Nate Hutchinson says Roberts was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

No one saw the crash, but a nearby skier heard it and called ski patrol.

A medical helicopter was not able to land due to heavy fog and inversion, so rescuers carried him to a waiting ambulance below.

Roberts died at a hospital. Authorities are investigating his cause of death.


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