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SALT LAKE CITY — Police released the name of the man Tuesday who died in a skiing accident at Brighton Ski Resort on Monday.
The skier was identified as Michael Rueckert, 63, according to a tweet from the Unified Police Department.
Witnesses said Rueckert lost control when he avoided a stopped skier around 1:30 p.m. He then hit a tree.
Members of Brighton's ski patrol and paramedics with Unified Fire Authority administered first aid but were unable to revive him. Rueckert was pronounced dead at the resort.