Got some feedback from a friend of mine(patroller) who responded to the accident. It happened at the bottom of the run where the trail splits towards Yoedler. Lost it where it narrows at high speed and went into the trees just above the upper patrol room. Patrol was there in less than 2 minutes. The guy wasn't wearing a helmet but it wouldn't matter. He died instantly of head trauma and massive chest injuries. Family members at the sceene said he was going to do one last run while they were done for the day. Ironic, it was certainly his last run. how many of us have gotton hurt on the last run or one more run?
Tragic end to an otherwise awesome ski day. 45 degrees, sunshine, soft moguls and a real fast surface. My Wife and I had a great time but quit a little early. Probably a good thing we weren't there. I've seen enough of that sort of thing in my 10 years as a patroller. My thoughts to the responders as they will no doubt need counciling, as well as to the surviving family members.
Think twice before saying one last run. when you're at the bottom and healthy, hang it up. Save it for another day.