According to Dover Police Chief Robert Edwards, Jonathan Meyers, 28, and two friends gained access to the Carinthia halfpipe, and were sledding in the dark early in the morning. According to Edwards, Meyers was traveling at a high rate of speed when he struck a six-foot beam that supports the Carinthia base lodge’s deck.
Police received a call at approximately 5 am, and when they arrived on scene, Deerfield Valley Rescue and members of Mount Snow’s security team were already there, and Meyers was being administered CPR. Meyers was transported by Deerfield Valley Rescue and was pronounced dead shortly after.
Edwards said that while it is “not too unusual” for people to take sleds on the mountain, Mount Snow forbids sledding on their slopes, and Carinthia is marked with signs that ask people not to sled. Edwards also said alcohol is not believed to be a factor in Meyers’ death.
Meyers’ family owns a second home in West Dover.