DENVER (AP) – A 35-year-old Boulder man is dead after riding his snowboard into a tree at Eldora Mountain Resort near Nederland.

The Boulder County Sheriff’s Department says the man was snowboarding with four friends when he hit the tree at about 1:30 p.m. Sunday. It says the group was in closed area within the resort’s bounds.

The Denver Post reports the Boulder Coroner’s Office will determine the cause of death.

The man’s name was withheld pending notification of family.

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Comments (4)
  1. Jack says:

    We may need to close the snowboard dispensaries, they’re products are potentially harmful. My heart goes out to the family, this is a terribly unfortunate accident.

    1. Cole says:

      Close the snowboard dispensaries? Escape from the loony bin did we? They’re no more dangerous than skis. Everything is “potentially harmful.” I have an idea. You sit at home in your padded house and learn the difference between “they’re” and “their” while I’m up enjoying the fresh powder and living my life.

  2. David says:

    that sucks big time!!

  3. LM says:

    Jack, you’re an idiot.

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