RAW: Skier dies after fall in Wipe Out Chute


A 49-year-old skier died Sunday, Feb. 3 at Mammoth Mountain after a nasty fall in one of the two Wipe Out chutes near the top of the mountain, according to a statement issued Monday by the ski area.

The accident happened at approximately 12:40 p.m., according to the statement.

A male skier, 49, lost control and fell in upper Wipe Out 2 (a Double Black Diamond run at the top of Mammoth Mountain).

According to witnesses, the guest fell, slid down the chute, collided with a rock and continued to slide. 

Two guests who witnessed the fall were first on scene and began CPR.

Mammoth Mountain Ski Patrol arrived almost immediately after to administer first aid and transport the guest to Main Lodge Ski Patrol.

The individual was rushed to Mammoth Hospital Emergency Room where he died as a result of his injuries