DEER VALLEY — A skier at Deer Valley Resort died Thursday after crashing into a tree on the slopes.

James Kimball, 38, who worked at the resort as a seasonal employee from 1994 to 2001, died about noon from severe head trauma when he hit a tree near the junction of Little Bell and Solid Muldoon runs.

Kimball was skiing alone and no one else was involved in the crash, according to a statement from the resort. Witnesses reported he was not wearing a helmet.

The two runs, located on Bald Eagle Mountain under the Silver Lake Express chair lift, were closed for about two hours following the accident. 

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