From the Eagle County Sheriff's Office
At approximately 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office responded to a backcountry medical incident where a skier went off of a jump. The skier did not survive the accident.
The incident occurred at the East Vail Chutes in East Vail on U.S. Forest Service land located out of bounds of the Vail Resorts Ski Area. The cause of death is under investigation, although there does not appear to be anything suspicious.
The skier was identified as 44-year-old Bindu Sky Pomeroy from Vail. Pomeroy was a beloved teacher at Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy. Vail Ski Patrol, Vail Mountain Rescue Group, Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, Eagle County Coroner’s Office, Vail Police Department and the Vail Public Safety Communications Center worked collaboratively on this incident.
Due to heavy early season snow conditions, all backcounty skiers should be cautious of the conditions and equipped with proper safety gear.