Skier loses control, falls 60 feet to his death during Make-A-Wish fundraiser in New Hampshire

Associated Press

Police say a skier participating in a Make-A-Wish fundraiser in New Hampshire has fallen 60 feet to his death after losing control on a trail.

Police say 34-year-old North Conway resident Samuel Moore died at about 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Wildcat Ski Area in Pinkham Notch, in the White Mountains region.

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Police say he lost control while skiing near the bottom of the trail known as 5 Corners. They say he fell and tumbled down the trail before the drop.

Forty skiers were participating Monday in the 12th-annual 100,000 Vertical Foot Challenge charity event for Make-A-Wish. Skiers were to log a total of 48 trail runs to achieve 100,000 vertical feet over the day.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.