Pennsylvania man dies after ski accident at Whiteface Mountain

A Pennsylvania man died in a skiing accident at Whiteface Mountain on Dec. 23 while visiting the resort with his family.

Posted: Dec 31, 2019 11:24 AM

WILMINGTON, N.Y. – A Pennsylvania man died in a skiing accident at Whiteface Mountain on Dec. 23 while visiting the resort with his family.

The New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Ray Brook determined 21-year-old Nicholas Koch, from Danville, Penn., was heading down the Lower Northway Trail on skis when he went off the trail a struck a group of trees.

Whiteface Mountain personnel and Wilmington EMS responded to the scene of the accident.

Koch was transported to the University of Vermont Health Center in Burlington, Vt., where he later died from his injuries.

Police ask anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact them at 518-873-2750.

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