Skier who died at Snowbasin Resort identified as Cache Valley native

Authorities say a 24-year-old man from Ogden died after hitting a tree while skiing at Snowbasin Resort on Saturday.

Police released the name of skier Ryan Roberts on Tuesday. Officials say the Dayton, Idaho native died after veering off Penny Lane slope at the ski area in the Weber County.

Sheriff’s Lt. Nate Hutchinson says Roberts was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

No one saw the crash, but a nearby skier heard it and called ski patrol.

A medical helicopter was not able to land due to heavy fog and inversion, so rescuers carried him to a waiting ambulance below.

Roberts died at a hospital. Authorities are investigating his cause of death.

According to Roberts’ obituary, he was born in Logan, Utah and attended West Side High School. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Dayton, Idaho, LDS Church Building at 825 N. Westside Highway in Dayton, Idaho. There will be a viewing for family and friends on Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 East, in Preston and Saturday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church.

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