Breckenridge ski patrollers and friends of Sean Haberthier gather Sunday at the scene of last week's fatal accident. (photo: Facebook/Born Again Betty)

Missing Breckenridge Skier Found Dead

Breckenridge, CO – A skier missing at Colorado’s Breckenridge Ski Resort was found dead on Friday.

Denver resident Sean Haberthier, 47, was reported missing at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12. Assisted by deputies with the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, Breckenridge ski patrollers located the man’s body at around 8:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13 on the black diamond-rated Lower Boneyard run on Peak 8 near the 6-Chair, after an extensive search. The man was officially declared dead on scene.

Breckenridge ski patrollers and friends of Sean Haberthier gather Sunday at the scene of last week's fatal accident. (photo: Facebook/Born Again Betty)
Breckenridge ski patrollers and friends of Sean Haberthier gather Sunday at the scene of last week’s fatal accident. (photo: Facebook/Born Again Betty)

The Summit County Coroner has attributed Haberthier’s death to a severe skull fracture from striking a tree. He was not wearing a helmet.

Friday’s fatality is the second from striking a tree on the slopes of Breckenridge this season. On December 19, 48-year-old Kevin Pitts, of Longmont, Colo., died of blunt force trauma after striking a tree alongside the advanced Alpine Alley run on Breckenridge’s Peak 8.

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