New Hampshire night skiing turned deadly for a New England teenager Saturday night at the mountain Pats Peak.
The Granite State accident occurred while the 15-year-old boy was skiing on the New Hampshire mountain resort’s Duster Ski Trail, according to reporting by WMUR-TV. The boy hailed from Boston, The Boston Herald reported.
A 15-year-old Boston boy died after a skiing accident at New Hampshire’s Pats Peak on Saturday, according to ski resort officials. https://t.co/WL6ARa3j1s
— Boston Herald (@bostonherald) March 26, 2023
The teen was with his family that night. At about 6:35 p.m., the family outing took a turn for the worst. (RELATED: Brothers Go On Heli Skiing Trip In Canada, Die From Avalanche, Company Says)
A 15-year-old Boston boy has died after a skiing accident at Pats Peak. https://t.co/euXTqOz0Uq
— Boston 25 News (@boston25) March 26, 2023
New Hampshire ski patrol at the ski area raced to get the boy to safety and the resort Henniker Rescue Squad, albeit to no avail.
“Our sympathies go out to his family during this difficult time, and the staff of Pats Peak is greatly saddened by the incident tonight,” Pat’s Peak General Manager told WMUR.
Pats Peak boasts 11 lifts as well as 28 trails, with a base elevation of 690 feet and a peak summit elevation of 1,460 feet.
It is currently unclear exactly how the incident occurred and the nature of the teen’s fatal injuries. But the death most likely occurred from a skiing crash. (RELATED: REPORT: Skier Goes Missing At Utah Resort, Found Dead A Day Later)
An internal investigation is underway to discover what exactly went wrong. No other skiers were injured.