JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. – A 23-year-old man died while skiing on Mt. Ashland Saturday after reportedly colliding with a tree.
Officials responded to the accident around 1:30 p.m. It happened on the south side of the mountain outside the boundaries of the Mt. Ashland Ski Area.
Deputies said the man was a member of the Mt. Ashland Ski Patrol and was part of a group of ski patrol members skiing in the backcountry.
The name of the man has not been released.