JACKSON, Wyo. – Jackson Hole Mountain Resort says a member of the ski patrol has died from injuries she suffered in a skiing accident while on the job.
Kathryn Hess fell Friday while negotiating a descent into Rock Springs Canyon, south of the resort boundary. Resort spokeswoman Lisa Watson says Hess died Tuesday. Hess was 42 years old.
Watson says Hess was on a backcountry patrol route when the accident occurred. She suffered head and other injuries in the fall.
Hess served eight years on the ski patrol.
She worked as a guide for Jackson Hole Mountain Guides and guided throughout the Rockies and on Denali in Alaska. She specialized in Utah's red-rock country, and was a former instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School.