Man dies after crashing into snowbank at Brighton

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Skiers and snowboarders line up at Brighton Ski Resort as it opens for the season on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017.

A 61-year-old skier was fatally injured Wednesday when he ran into a snowbank at Brighton Ski Resort, FOX 13 reports.

According to police, the man was skiing with his son when snow from snow-making machines obscured his goggles and he crashed. The man suffered severe facial trauma and a critical brain injury, and he was airlifted to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to FOX 13.

Brighton Ski Resort officially opened for the season on Monday.

See more at FOX13now.com.

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