A skier died Thursday of an avalanche in the ski valley of Taos, New Mexico, said Friday a ski resort manager.
Another person was injured in the incident.
The height of the ski lift is about 1100 feet to allow experienced skiers and skiers to reach the top of the mountain.
Taos Ski Valley said in a tweet: ''We are deeply saddened by yesterday’s events. Our hearts are with the individuals, their family and friends, as well as the larger community that has been affected, including other visitors and our dedicated staff.''
Chris Stagg, vice president of Taos Ski Valley, said the two men stopped for 22 minutes after the snowfall was sent to a mountain at around 11:45 am Thursday.
According to Stag, the rescuers took skiers to the New Mexico University Hospital in Albuquerque.
Their names have not been revealed.
"The cause of the accident that occurred during the launch of K3 off Kachina Peak, is unclear," the news agency said on Twitter.