Dan Bauhs, a veteran skier and familiar face around Taos Ski Valley, died Jan. 24 after a fall. Details of the accident have not been released, and the resort did post his name and a statement of regret on Facebook. No one else was involved in the accident, according to news reports.
The resort said that medical personnel transported Bauhs from the slopes to the base medical clinic, where he was pronounced dead. In the post, the resort said, “We ask that everyone who knew Dan make a powder turn in his honor this season."
At Canyons Resort, a 19-year-old woman died Sunday after falling off a chairlift in the beginners’ area of the mountain. Authorities said they believe the woman, a student at the University of Utah, may have suffered some sort of medical episode prior to the fall. The woman’s name has not been released, according to news report.
The victim fell about 30-35 feet from the High Meadows chairlift in the late morning of Jan. 29, according to reports. A helicopter was on scene, the woman was pronounced dead around 2:30 p.m., reports said. The lifts have safety bars, said a resort spokesman, but authorities have not determined if they were in use during the accident. The lift runs from the base to mid-mountain Red Pine Lodge and top of Canyons gondola.