Boulder man dies while skiing in Rocky Mountain National Park |

Boulder man dies while skiing in Rocky Mountain National Park

A 40-year-old Boulder man was killed in a skiing accident on Taylor Glacier in Rocky Mountain National Park on Tuesday.

The man was skiing alone. Friends contacted the Park and reported him overdue.

Friends also found his body Wednesday morning. Rangers arrived on the scene soon afterwards.

The man died of massive trauma. His name will not be released until Thursday at the earliest after next of kin are notified, according to Park personnel.

The body was flown out late Wednesday afternoon and turned over to the Larimer County Coroners Office.

Taylor Glacier is 5.2 miles from the Bear Lake Trailhead. It is a 2,600 foot elevation gain with difficult terrain, loose rock, snow and ice.

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