UVM Student Dies in Fatal Ski Accident

By Lesley Engle

Published 02/02 2014 10:36AM

Updated 02/02 2014 02:15PM

Courtesy: Sugarbush
A University of Vermont student died from injuries in a weekend ski crash at Sugarbush Resort.

Vermont State Police say Kendra Bowers, 19, of Rhode Island, was skiing with family and friends on the Lower Rim Trail when she lost control at the intersection with the Lower FIS Trail, police said. She traveled off the right side of the trail and hit a sign.

Ski patrol and emergency responders provided treatment until Bowers was transported to the hospital.

Police say she died of her injuries upon arriving at the hospital.

Annie Stevens, Vice Provost for Student Affairs at the University of Vermont, sent out the following statement:

It is with great sadness that we inform the University community that Kendra Bowers, a sophomore in the 
Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources from Newport, RI, died Saturday morning, February 1, 2014 in Warren, Vermont as a result of a tragic skiing accident. 

Kendra was doing something she loved and was surrounded by friends and family at the time of the accident. She was an Environmental Sciences major, an active member of the student group Zest A Cappella, and a member of the Health and Wellness Residential Learning Community.  We extend our deepest condolences to Kendra's family. Our sincere thoughts of care and sympathy are also extended to Kendra's friends and to faculty and staff who were close to her. 

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