Skier charged with violation of Skier Safety Act after colliding with 11-year-old girl in Aspen

Snowmass Village police charged a 25-year-old Denver man with violation of the Colorado Skier Safety Act after he collided Saturday with another skier, an 11-year-old girl, on Fanny Hill at Snowmass.

The girl was traversing Fanny Hill around 2:30 p.m. Saturday when the man “took her out” near the entrance to the Snowmass Mall, said Snowmass Village Police Chief Brian Olson.

Ski patrol and mountain security initially responded to the incident and called Snowmass police on the suspicion that the responsible party was intoxicated, Olson said. The man stayed at the scene after the collision.

The injured girl was transported from the scene by ambulance and was “conscious and conversing” when she left, he said. Olson did not have additional updates on her condition as of Sunday afternoon.

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