Skier Dies After Slamming Into Tree At Sugarloaf 

One person is dead after an accident at Sugarloaf Thursday afternoon.Sugarloaf officials say the 41 year old skier ran into a tree on the side of a trail just before 4 o’clock Thursday afternoon.Ski Patrol took the victim to the first aid clinic, where paramedics then took over.We’re told the victim died on the way to the hospital.Authorities say the skier was wearing a helmet and the trail the victim was skiing on is described as an “easier” trail on the western side of the mountain.Conditions at Sugarloaf were described as packed powder with snow falling throughout much of the day.The victim’s name has not been released at this time.