The Flathead County Sheriffís office says the manís son found his father upside down in a tree well on Saturday, and that he couldnít be resuscitated.
Tree wells form at the base of trees and can be difficult to escape.
Heís the third skier to die in a tree well at the resort since 2010. The family of a German foreign exchange student who died after falling in a tree well in 2010 filed a lawsuit against the resort last month.
State and federal officials are investigating the most recent death. The manís body has been sent to the state crime lab in Missoula for an autopsy.
The manís name hasnít been released.
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