Brookings man fatally injured at Black Hills ski resort

Brookings man fatally injured at Black Hills ski resort


LEAD, S.D. (AP) — Officials at a ski resort in the Black Hills say a man has died after he was injured on one of the slopes over the weekend.

The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office on Monday identified the victim as Trenton Hofer, 24, of Brookings. The death occurred at Terry Peak Ski Area near Lead on Saturday afternoon, according to resort spokeswoman Linda Derosier.

"The Terry Peak management and staff send their sincere condolences to the family and friends of this young man," Derosier said.

Dispatchers received a 911 call from the resort requesting an ambulance for a man who struck a tree. Hofer was pronounced dead at the scene.

Witnesses told investigators the accident occurred on the Gold Run. The Terry Peak website lists the Gold Run as one of six beginner ski trails on the 7,100-foot peak, the Rapid City Journal reported.

The fatal injury occurred on the eve of Terry Peak joining with the National Ski Areas Association's #RideAnotherDay campaign, which encourages skiers and snowboarders to slow down and be ready to avoid collisions.

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