A Durango man died while skiing in Utah. 

The Durango Herald Reports 70-year-old Ken Portz was on vacation with friends in Park City last week when he fell on a ski racecourse and ran into a pole. 

Portz was a former racer, and a long-time volunteer with the Adoptive Sports Association at Purgatory Resort. 

People he worked with told the Herald, Portz was a passionate skier who loved sharing his knowledge with people with disabilities.