Snowboarder, skier die on central Oregon’s Mt. Bachelor

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Central Oregon authorities say a snowboarder and skier died on Mt. Bachelor in separate incidents on the same day after each fell into holes at the base of trees and were covered by snow.

The Deschutes County sheriff’s office identified the victims on Friday as 24-year-old snowboarder Alfonso Braun of Bend and 19-year-old skier Nicole Panet-Raymond of Eugene.

Authorities tell KTVZ-TV that skiers and snowboarders found Braun buried in snow at about noon and dug him out. Life-saving efforts failed, and he was pronounced dead about an hour later.

Officials say a few hours after that they received a report of a missing skier, and that evening found Panet-Raymond dead in a tree well.

Officials say Braun was found in terrain reserved for experts and Panet-Raymond in intermediate terrain.