Terry Peak reports second ski death


February 13th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

LEAD, S.D. (AP) — Officials at Terry Peak resort in western South Dakota’s Black Hills say a second person died at the resort over the weekend. President and General Manager Tom Marsing says a 46-year-old man collapsed in the Nevada Gulch Day Lodge early Sunday afternoon and died on the scene. Authorities earlier said 24-year-old Tina Heilman, of Orange City, hit a ski lift tower Saturday as she was skiing down a beginner’s slope at the resort and died. Marsing says the woman was a novice skier and she wasn’t wearing a helmet.

A family friend says Heilman worked as a nurse in Sioux Falls. She was a graduate of Dordt College, a Christian college in Sioux Center, Iowa.