ALTA, Wyo. — The Teton County Sheriff’s Office is actively investigating the skiing collision that occurred at Grand Targhee Resort on Jan. 3, 2022, and recent developments have opened up another side of the story, according to Sheriff Matt Carr.
The collision, which occurred around 3 p.m., involved Rose Nicklas and another skier whose name is yet to be publicly released.
Nicklas was life-flighted to the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls and sustained several life-threatening injuries.
Nicklas’ injuries include a collapsed lung, pulmonary contusion, and lacerated liver along with a broken scapula, multiple broken ribs, shattered tibia and fibula, broken wrist and possible concussion.
“The ER surgeon stated that he had never seen such traumatic injuries of this nature coming from a ski resort and that her injuries are more consistent with a patient in an automobile accident,” said the Nicklas family in a statement.
The family has expressed their gratitude toward the Jackson Hole, Teton Valley and National Park Service communities for their support and the effort being invested into this incident.
Carr explained that the Sheriff’s Office has identified the other individual involved in the collision and is investigating the incident in its entirety, considering the sides of both Nicklas and the other skier involved.