Colter Hale Obituary, Death Cause – The ski instructor who died in the accident at Hatcher Pass in Colorado was a local resident. Friends claim that William Snyder, who passed away on Friday evening while skiing in the vicinity of Hatcher Pass, was a ski instructor in the state of Colorado, where he was from, and was familiar with the mountainous terrain there. According to Tory Tempel, a local of Anchorage who was going to spend the night at Hatcher Pass Lodge with Snyder and a few other friends on Friday, Snyder was skiing in the region of Microdot Peak with his girlfriend. Tory was going to spend the night there with Snyder and the other friends. The pair spent a week skiing in Alaska on their spring vacation.
In an interview that took place on Monday, Tempel stated that he had pieced together a preliminary version of what occurred by chatting with others but that he had not been present to observe it. When Snyder’s girlfriend caught up with him again, he was lying face down in the loose snow, according to Tempel. Snyder and his girlfriend became momentarily separated as the slope gradually became steeper. She dug a hole in the snow and pulled him out.
According to Tempel, the woman signaled for help to someone who was walking on snowshoes, who then obtained assistance from one or two people at the lodge who rode up on a snow machine to assist. They attempted cardiac resuscitation on Snyder. Snyder, 35, was killed while descending a well-traveled backcountry trail in a high bowl that holds the restored remains of Independence Mine State Historical Park and a lodge at 3,000 feet in the Talkeetna Mountains. The circumstances for his death are not totally understood at this time; nonetheless, it is known that he passed away.