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Aspen man dies on Aspen Mountain

January 11, 2014, 6:26 pm

A 56-year-old Aspen man died on Aspen Mountain Saturday after apparently skiing off the side of a trail and colliding with trees.

Pitkin County SheriffThe Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office identified the man as Jonathan Stuart, who was found unconscious and tangled up in trees near the Bellissimo ski run at about 2:45 p.m.

Ski patrollers were alerted and performed CPR on Stuart, but resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

“While there were no known witnesses to the accident, rescuers surmised that [Stuart] left the designated ski trail and collided with trees, suffering head trauma upon impact,” according to a sheriff’s office press release.

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