Ski instructor Chris Bove, 35, died Sunday after hitting a tree Saturday while skiing at Snowmass. According to the Aspen Times, Bove was skiing alone on Whispering Jesse in the Big Burn area on his day off. He was a nine-year veteran ski instructor with Aspen Skico and six-year ski instructor with Challenge Aspen, a local nonprofit adaptive skiing program for the disabled.
If I'm keeping count right, he is the 5th death this year. Almost all of them have been tree related. No word on whether he was wearing a helmet.