The second snowboarder to die in less than a month at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resortwas heading straight down the mountain at more than 35 mph when he fell Saturday afternoon, police and ski area officials said.
Chief Deputy Dwayne Troxel of the Hood River County sheriff's office said Scott A. Tyler, 29, of Southeast Portland died of multiple injuries at the ski resort's medical clinic following the 12:30 p.m. crash.
Officials said Tyler was wearing a helmet as he went down a run called The Face, which is rated "most difficult" on the ski resort's trail map.
"Witnesses said he just straight-lined down with a lot of speed and crashed at the bottom," said Dave Riley, Meadows general manager. "He rode the chair up and looked over this run . . . so he knew what he was getting into."