Skier dies at Homewood |

Skier dies at Homewood

A 37-year-old San Francisco skier died Sunday at Homewood Mountain Resort after landing upside down in a tree well on the Hobbit Land ski run, according to Placer County Sheriff reports.

Ski patrollers dug Tyler Palmer out of the snow and performed CPR at the scene, but he was pronounced dead at 2:28 p.m.

The Placer County Sheriff department said they believe the death was accidental. Snow was falling at the ski resort during the accident and the attempted resuscitation.

Palmer was the founder and president of Green Mountain Engineering, an engineering company serving clean technology companies, according to a report from KCBS news channel in the Bay Area.

Palmer served on the San Francisco Clean Technology Advisory Council, according to his company’s Web site and previously engineered technology for NASA.

The Placer County Coroner will perform an autopsy on Palmer’s body.

If anyone witnessed the accident please call the Placer County Sheriff Department’s dispatch center in North Lake Tahoe at 581-6330.

” Sun staff reports

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