Skier Fatality

(Big Sky, Mont.)

On Thursday, January 25th, 2018 at 3:35 p.m., paramedics from the Big Sky Fire Department were dispatched to a report of a 37 year old male skier who had struck a tree on Elkhorn Run at Big Sky Resort.  The Office of the Sheriff/Coroner has identified the man as Matthew Jay Montag of Washington, D.C.  Mr. Montag was located by fellow skiers who performed CPR until Big Sky Resort Ski Patrol arrived on scene.  Members of ski patrol took over life saving measures and moved him to a helicopter landing zone.  He was later pronounced dead by a physician. #####

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