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New Jersey man dies on Vail Mountain

John LaConte
jlaconte@vaildaily.com

VAIL — Jason Varnish, of New Jersey, died Thursday on Vail Mountain, Eagle County Coroner Kara Bettis has confirmed.

Skiers in the area witnessed CPR being performed on Varnish at the base of Chair 37 in Blue Sky Basin. Blue Sky Basin was closed for the day following the incident. Varnish’s cause of death will be released pending autopsy, Bettis said.

Vail Mountain confirms that ski patrol responded to a serious incident at Blue Sky Basin this morning involving a 46-year-old man from New Jersey. Upon arrival, they provided CPR and other emergency care on scene. The guest was then transported to Vail Health Hospital. 

“Vail Mountain and the entire Vail Resorts family express our sincere condolences and extend our support to the guest’s family and friends,” said Beth Howard, chief operating officer.


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