Skier dies after falling in the Bridger Mountains

Gallatin County Sheriff's Office
Posted at 8:16 PM, Nov 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-03 22:16:41-05

GREAT FALLS — A woman died after falling while skiing in the Bridger Mountains on Tuesday.

The Gallatin County Sheriff's Office said that deputies and Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue responded to the area near Sacajawea Peak at about 1:20 p.m. for a skier who had sustained injuries in a fall.

The Sheriff's office said that two women had hiked in from Fairy Lake to ski the Great One. The first skier successfully completed a run. The second skier ran into difficulty and fell during the run, resulting in traumatic injuries.

The first woman called 911 and initiated CPR. Unfortunately, due to the severity of injuries, lifesaving efforts were not successful.

Search and Rescue volunteers were able to reach the scene by helicopter and both women were transported to a nearby landing zone.

The surviving woman was further assisted by a Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office Deputy and Chaplain.

The woman who died has been identified as Caroline Lupori of Bozeman.