ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- There's been a fatal ski accident at Welch Village Ski Area.
The Goodhue County Sheriff's Office says a 65-year-old man lost control Wednesday afternoon while skiing down a slope and ran into a chair lift tower near the bottom of Wild Finale ski run.
George Conway of LaCrescent was pronounced dead at the scene.
The coroner's office is performing an autopsy.
Conway's death is the first fatality in the 45 year history of Welch Village.
Never thought it would happen to my mountain :( There have been a lot of deaths this season and lets hope this is the last one. It can happen to anybody even on mellower runs, ski safely fellow Ns'ers.