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Man dies after Brighton Ski Resort accident

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Posted at 12:54 PM, Nov 24, 2021

BRIGHTON, Utah — A man skiing at Brighton Ski Resort was fatally injured Wednesday after running into a snowbank.

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Police say the 61-year-old man was skiing with his son when it's believed snow from nearby snow machines covered the man's goggles, causing him to crash.

The man suffered severe facial trauma which caused critical brain injury and he was airlifted to the University of Utah Hospital. He was pronounced deceased shortly after arriving.

According to the man's family, the accident happened on a groomed ski run. Brighton Ski Patrol members stayed with the man before emergency medical personnel arrived.

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Brighton Ski Resort officially opened Tuesday to skiers and snowboarders.