TELLURIDE, Colo. (AP) – Authorities say a 49-year-old Colorado Springs man died while skiing at Telluride.

The San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office says William Scott Elligott was skiing with his 20-year-old daughter in the Gold Hill area of the resort Wednesday morning when he lost control. Both of his skis released, and he tumbled out of her sight into steep and wooded terrain.

Ski patrollers found him without a pulse and were unable to revive him.

Elligott had been visiting various ski areas in the state. It was his first time skiing Telluride.

Sheriff Bill Masters described the accident as “a terrible tragedy.”

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