Mt. Charleston, NV – The Clark County Coroner’s office has identified a snowboarder who died Tuesday afternoon after crashing in the terrain park at Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort (LVSSR).
Authorities identified the victim as Christopher Jeffery Ruby, 20, whose hometown was not immediately available. LVSSR Ski Patrol was called to the resort’s terrain park at around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday after Ruby took a hard fall while attempting a jump on an intermediate run called The Strip. Ruby was transported by Mount Charleston’s volunteer fire department to University Medical Center in Las Vegas, where he was pronounced dead.
The Clark County Coroner’s Office has determined that the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the chest.
“The entire staff of Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort is devastated by this tragedy,” LVSSR president and general manager Kevin Stickelman indicated in a prepared statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s family and friends. We are respecting their privacy during this very difficult time.”
The incident marked the Nevada ski resort’s second fatality. An avalanche swept into the ski area nine years ago, burying a guest.