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A 20-year old man died following a crash at a Snowmass Mountain Resort terrain park Sunday in Colorado. On Monday, the Pitkin County Coroner’s Office identified Tyler Hamm of Snowmass Village as the victim.

According to the Coroner’s Office, the cause and manner of death are pending investigation although some details of the incident have been reported on by various local news sources. Snowmass Ski Patrol declined to comment for The Inertia until officials release more information through their investigation and a representative of Snowmass’ Public Relations department said they had no new information to add at the time of publication.

What is known is that Hamm wiped out while attempting the first jump at the Makaha Terrain Park, just under the Village Express Lift and there were reportedly no witnesses to the accident itself. A spokesman for Aspen Skiing Co., Jeff Hanle, said ski patrollers found Hamm unresponsive with no pulse and were not able to revive him. He was not wearing a helmet when first responders arrived.


“Patrol responded immediately and found the man unresponsive with no pulse or breathing,” Hanle said Sunday, as reported by the Aspen Times. “They began advanced life-saving procedures. They were unable to re-establish a pulse and the man was pronounced dead by the Pitkin County Coroner. Our deepest sympathies and thoughts go out to the man’s family and friends, and we are offering support and assistance.”


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