Two skiers were killed in accidents in two days on Bachelor OR Mountain


In 2019, two skiers, both aged 60, died in two days at a ski resort in Oregon.

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Two 60-year-old skiers were killed in isolated accidents over two days at a ski resort in Oregon, officials told news sources.

A 66-year-old man died Friday, Feb. 11, after failure on Mount Bachelor near Bend, reports KTVZ. He reportedly hit his head near a chairlift.

A 60-year-old man died on Saturday, February 12 after another accident on the mountain, according to the Central Oregon Daily News. Both men were wearing helmets, resort officials said.

“We broken heart and in shock that two of our guests have tragically died on our mountain in the last two days, ”KGW said in a statement to John McLeod, president and general manager of Mount Bachelor Ski Resort.

“We all appreciate the freedom and joy we get from time spent in the mountains, but such times remind us that risk is always present in our sport, even on the most spectacular days,” McLeod told KTVZ.

Another skier died in December after that falling into a tree well in Bachelor Mountain, McClatchy News reports.

Don Sweeney has been a reporter and editor of a newspaper in California for over 25 years. He has been a real-time reporter for The Sacramento Bee since 2016.

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