Man dies after skiing accident at Deer Valley Resort |

Man dies after skiing accident at Deer Valley Resort

A Colorado man died on Friday after a skiing accident at Deer Valley Resort, the Park City Police Department said.

Kenneth Portz was 70 and died after he was taken to a hospital.

Phil Kirk, a Police Department captain, said Portz was skiing on the NASTAR course with friends when he clipped a gate and lost his balance. Portz collided with a pole after losing his balance, Kirk said. The Police Department received the report at 12:02 p.m.

Ski patrollers treated him at the scene of the accident before a medical helicopter transported him to the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City, Kirk said. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

NASTAR is a racing program designed for the public and run by the Park City-based U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association. The NASTAR course at Deer Valley is located on Bald Mountain.

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