Professional skier, BASE jumper and member of Nitro Circus crew Erik Roner died September 28 in a skydiving accident at Squaw Valley, according to the Placer County Sheriff’s Department.
According to the sheriff’s department, Erik Roner hit a tree while attempting to land and was pronounced dead at the scene. No one else was injured.
Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Resort also issued a statement confirming Erik Roner’s death. The golf event was hosted in Olympic Valley by The Squaw Valley Institute, an organization to which Erik Roner regularly dedicated his time, the statement said.
Erik Roner was one of the pioneers of ski BASE jumping and had been featured in several ski films.
Erik Roner is survived by his wife and two children.