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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4)- A snowboarder died at Steamboat Ski Area on Tuesday.

Aaron Easter was riding alone when he was found unresponsive by other people at about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. He was found near the intersection of Buckshot and Quickdraw, an intermediate trail on the upper mountain.

Those who found him immediately began CPR until Ski Patrol arrived on scene. Ski patrol then continued to administer CPR while Easter, 32, was brought down the mountain to a Routt County Ambulance.

Easter was transported to the Yampa Valley Medical Center and later flown to Denver Health Medical Center. That’s where he died.

Easter’s family released this statement, “The Easter family is grateful to the Ski Patrol and the personnel at Yampa Valley for their efforts and care. They would also like to encourage anyone who engages in outdoor sports to do so with a partner.”

It is unclear whether Easter was living in Routt County or just visiting. Steamboat extended its deepest sympathies to the snowboarder’s friends and family.

The incident is being investigated. Easter did not die in an avalanche.

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