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Jacob Koltun, CU Boulder Student, Dies in Ski Accident at Breckenridge

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Yesterday, we told you about a skier death near Aspen Mountain. The victim has now been identified as John Gancsos, 64.

Because Gancsos perished in an avalanche outside the boundaries of a resort, his death won't be included in the official casualty figures for ski areas. However, an incident on Monday will.

On that day, February 23, CU Boulder Jacob Koltun, 22, died after an accident at Breckenridge Ski Resort. Here are the details released thus far.

According to 7News, the incident took place on Peak 7, an expert run at Breck that's been the frequent topic of online videos. Here's one example....

...and another:

Fox31 points out that Koltun was skiing without a helmet. After the crash, he was transported to Breckenridge Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Koltun's Facebook page, which refers to him as Jake, records his hometown as Alameda, California.

The years listed for his attendance at CU Boulder are 2011-2015. His major: English.

He used to work as a waiter at the Lazy Dog, the page notes — and there are also attaboys to a couple of skiing magazines.
Koltun is the second CU Boulder student to die on the slopes of a Colorado resort this ski season. As we've reported, Robert Miles passed away after an accident on the Jolly Jug run at Eldora in December.

That same month, snowboarder Eric Haiar was found dead at Keystone.

Our sincere condolences to the friends, family and loved ones of Jake Koltun.

Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.

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