The 20 year old Las Vegas man that died in a snowboarding accident on Tuesday, January 14 was identified as Christopher Jeffery Ruby.
The Clark County Coroner’s Office stated that Ruby died of blunt trauma to the chest as a result of the accident in Lee Canyon.
According to the Las Vegas Metro Police Department, Ruby suffered injuries in Lee Canyon before 3pm. The ski patrol responded to the man and began treating him until Nevada Department of Forestry and volunteer firefighters reached him. He was then air lifted to University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
Kevin Stickelman, the president and general manager of Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort, said in a statement, “The entire staff of Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort is devastated by this tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s family and friends.”