Skier who died at Steamboat Ski Area is identified as Louisville man |

Skier who died at Steamboat Ski Area is identified as Louisville man

Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg identified the man who died skiing on Mount Werner on Tuesday afternoon as James Wasicka, 70, of Louisville.

Wasicka was at Steamboat Ski Area skiing with a friend from the Denver area when he collapsed on the mountain around 2:45 p.m.

An autopsy is being performed on Wasicka today to determine the cause of death.

“It looks natural,” Ryg said. “It wasn’t a crash. It wasn’t a tree.”

Ryg said he suspected it was a heart event and the autopsy would make a final determination.

Ryg said Wasicka retired after a career with the major technology company, IBM.

He is survived by his wife and three children.

To reach Scott Franz, call 970-871-4210, email or follow him on Twitter @ScottFranz10

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