KALISPELL, Mont. — Two snowboarders were killed in separate weekend accidents in northwestern Montana.
Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry says 22-year-old Conner Heidegger of Rollins died Saturday when he intentionally jumped off a cliff while boarding out of bounds near a ski area near Lakeside. Curry says Heidegger and his friend had been snowboarding at Blacktail Mountain and were heading toward their vehicle when they spotted the cliff.
Also Saturday, 28-year-old Scott Robert Hornstra of Alberta died at Whitefish Mountain Resort after falling into a tree well — an area with little or no snow around a tree.
Curry says Hornstra’s friends reported him missing when he did not meet them at the bottom of a run. His body was found at about 2 a.m. Sunday.