David Schreitmueller ran into a tree at the Snowmass ski area, the Aspen Daily News reports.
A competition snow skier who died from hitting a tree in Aspen, CO, has been identified as David Schreitmueller, 42, of Kensington, according to news reports. Aspen Daily News reported that Schreitmueller was wearing a helmet and skiing alone when he ran into a tree around 9 a.m. on Friday at the Snowmass ski area. Schreitmueller was at Snowmass to compete in the NASTAR National Championships, according to the Aspen Daily News. Read the full story at Aspen Daily News.
While there may not be any snow around here, local ski resorts have plenty of powder ready for the shushing.
Prior to the past few days, the weather in the area has been so mild that many people have continued enjoying warmer weather leisure activities, but with the biting cold, thoughts are turning to shushing down the slopes on of powdery snow. There are 20 ski resorts within a four-hour drive of Washington, DC, with activities ranging from traditional skiing, to snowboarding, tubing, sledding and much more. The DCSki website lists Carroll Valley, PA's Liberty Mountain as the closest ski spot, just a 1-hour and 35-minute drive from the nation's capital. Liberty offers 16 trails, 8 chairlifts, 14 snow tubing lanes to handle 13,400 skiers per hour. Mercersburg, PA's Whitetail Resort is only 10 minutes further, and recently celebrated its 20th …