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Skier dies after an accident at Discovery Ski Area

A young skier from Butte died Saturday after colliding with a tree at Discovery Ski Area. The death was confirmed by Discovery and the Granite County Sheriff’s Department.

Discovery president Ciche Pitcher said ski patrol were unable to resuscitate the minor skier after responding to reports that the skier crashed into a tree.

The Granite County Sheriff’s Office confirmed it is investigating the incident.

John joined the Montana Public Radio team in August 2022. Born and raised in Helena, he graduated from the University of Montana’s School of Media Arts and created the Montana history podcast Land Grab. John can be contacted at
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