A skier died Saturday after losing control and crashing into a tree at a Vermont ski resort, authorities said.
The accident happened at around 3 p.m. at the Killington Ski Resort, Vermont State Police said in a statement.
Authorities identified the victim as Jason Vitale, 48, of Long Island, New York. Police said Vitale "was traveling at a high rate of speed on an intermediate trail, when he lost control" and hit a tree. He was not wearing a helmet, according to police.
Vitale was rushed to a hospital, where he went into cardiac arrest and died.
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"On behalf of Killington Resort, we express our sincere condolences to family and friends who have been impacted," a spokesperson for the resort said in a statement Monday.
The accident happened the same day a power failure at the resort temporarily shut down lifts. Some skiers spent more than an hour on a gondola lift before it was brought back online, The Associated Press reported.