PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A Timberline Lodge spokesman says a skier has died after falling into a tree well on Mount Hood.
A 42-year-old man was skiing with a friend in a treed area within Timberline's Ski Area boundary when he fell into the tree well on Saturday.
The mans body was found mid-morning by an unrelated 3rd party. Resuscitation efforts were not successful.
Jeff Kohnstamm, Timberline President and Area Operator, released the following statement, "All of us at Timberline are heartbroken by the loss experienced at the Mountain today. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friend and colleagues of a happy, energetic member of our mountain community. Please be aware of tree wells and other deep snow hazards and always ski with a buddy while keeping them in sight. I am especially thankful and proud of all the professional and volunteer ski patrol members who responded today. They are fantastic and we thank you."