A 20-year-old man died in an accident Tuesday at Park City Mountain resort.
Charles “Charlie” Noxon died on the slopes, his family confirmed on Thursday. He was the son of Jenji Kohan, who created the television shows “Weeds” and “Orange is the New Black," and journalist Christopher Noxon.
“Our hearts are shattered,” the family said in a statement. “The cliches about moments like this are true, it turns out. The one about life forever changing in a split second, about the fact that we are all bound up in a web of love and loss, about the primacy of community in times of unfathomable tragedy.”
According to a statement from the Park City Mountain resort, the ski patrol responded to a “ski incident” on an intermediate trail near Canyons Village. Crew members from University Hospital’s helicopter ambulance pronounced the victim dead.
Charlie Noxon was a junior at Columbia University, where he studied philosophy, economics and Chinese. “He was questioning, irreverent, curious and kind,” according to the family. “Charlie had a beautiful life of study and argument and travel and food and razzing and adventure and sweetness and most of all love. We cannot conceive of life without him.”
Charlie Noxon appeared in an episode of “Weeds” in 2008. His aunt, Marti Noxon, has produced a long list of TV shows, including “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “UnREAL” and “Sharp Objects”; his uncle, David Kohan, is the co-creator and executive producer of “Will & Grace.”
“Park City Mountain, Park City Mountain Ski Patrol and the entire Vail Resorts family extend our deepest sympathy and support to our guest’s family and friends,” said Mike Goar, Park City Mountain vice president and chief operating officer.