Man who died after hitting tree while skiing at Snowbasin identified

Posted at 4:14 PM, Dec 31, 2016
and last updated 2017-01-03 13:50:09-05

WEBER COUNTY, Utah — A man suffered fatal injuries Saturday after he struck a tree while skiing at Snowbasin Resort in Weber County.

Authorities have identified the victim as 24-year-old Ryan Roberts of Ogden, Utah.

Lt. Nate Hutchinson of the Weber County Sheriff’s Office said they were called around 1:10 p.m. about a man who hit a tree while skiing.

Emergency crews rushed Roberts to the hospital where he later died.

Hutchinson said they tried to call for a medical helicopter to transport Roberts but weather conditions prevented the aircraft from flying.