Further details on John Snow’s fatal ski accident on Burke Mountain in Vermont have been released. A short video by a ski area spokesperson may be seen by clicking here.
Fatal Ski Accident at Burke Mountain
BURKE – New details have been released in the death of Reverend Richard “John” Snow. Snow was found unconscious on a trail at Burke Mountain yesterday, and pronounced dead at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.
According to Tim McGuire of Burke Mountain, just after 10:00 a.m. on March 1st, Burke Mountain Ski Patrol found Reverend Snow unconscious on the Carriage Road Trail, an intermediate run off the summit.
McGuire said it appeared that Reverend Snow was skiing alone, “There was really no one who witnessed the accident, so it’s tough for us to really change anything or do anything differently.”
Ski patrol immediately began to treat Reverend Snow until they could get him a hospital that could give more advanced care. According to police, Reverend Snow was pronounced dead at 3:37 p.m. at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.
Reverend Snow was the associate pastor at Union Baptist Church in Waterford, and was a former interim minister at Lyndon Center Baptist Church.
The Vermont State Police have since issued a press release with more details about Revered Snow’s death.
The Vermont State Police detailed the fatal incident saying that 70-year-old Reverend Snow was downhill skiing at Burke Mountain Ski Resort when he collided into a tree off the side of a ski trail. Police say that Reverend Snow sustained injuries to his face area and to his chest. They say he also suffered chest injuries that caused internal trauma.
Vermont State Police outlined the ski patrol’s attempt to give Reverend Snow medical attention. In the release police say that Reverend Snow was taken down to the base of the mountain by Ski Patrol and then taken to Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital by Lyndon Rescue. From there, he was transported to Dartmouth Hitchcock.
Police say he was an avid skier who had skied Burke several times, and he was wearing his helmet and goggles at the time of the accident. Although the investigation is ongoing the Vermont State Police say they have not discovered any evidence that would suggest foul play.
A service for Reverend Snow will be held on March 10th at 11 a.m. at Union Baptist Church. For more information on the service, please contact the Union Baptist Church at (802)-748-5639.