February 19, 2014 11:25 am

Police have identified snowboarder who died at Blue Mountain

TORONTO – Ontario Provincial Police have identified a 20-year-old Caledon man who died Wednesday while snowboarding at the Blue Mountain Ski Resort in Collingwood.

P0lice say Taylor Ogram of Caledon, Ont., was reported missing by his friends around 1 a.m. and was found by two members of the resort’s staff suffering from life-threatening injuries.

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“We can confirm that a fatal incident occurred last night involving a snowboarder at Blue Mountain,” said Blue Mountain Public Relations Manager Ashley Boland in a statement to Global News.

“Since this is an ongoing OPP investigation, Blue Mountain will refrain from comment on any further details and would like to extend our condolences to the family.”

Blue Mountain staff and security were able to locate the snowboarder, who was wearing a helmet, in a wooded area adjacent to the skill hill near the South Base Lodge.

Paramedics transported Ogram to a hospital in Collingwood where he was pronounced dead.

OPP Sgt. Peter Leon says the snowboarder was wearing a helmet and the exact cause of death is unknown and a post-mortem examination has been scheduled.

The popular ski destination is located about 150 kilometres north of Toronto.

Blue Mountain recently announced the opening of six new trails and a high speed chair lift earlier this season.

According to Ogram’s Twitter profile he was studying software engineering at the University of Western Ontario.

*With files from the Canadian Press

© Shaw Media, 2014

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