A Boise man is dead following a weekend skiing accident at Sun Valley.
The Blaine County Coroner’s Office identified the man as Stewart Milus, 65.
Milus died on Saturday after colliding with a snow gun on the lower River Run portion of Bald Mountain, according to a report first filed by KMVT news.
The Sun Valley Ski Patrol responded to a call for an injured man on Bald Mountain’s main artery around 2:45 p.m. on Nov. 30, a resort spokesman said in a statement. Patrollers brought him to the River Run base, where he was turned over to the Ketchum Fire Department and transferred to St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Center.
Ketchum Fire and the Blaine County Sherriff’s Office did not provide additional information. The Coroner’s Office told the Idaho Mountain Express that an autopsy was performed but no details were available.
An Illinois native, Milus moved to Boise in March along with his wife, Laura Goode Milus, who is studying law at the University of Idaho, and young son, Levi, according to his Facebook page.
“Stu was a dedicated and loving son, brother, uncle, husband, father and stepfather, a college instructor, a fabulous cook, a man of faith, an everyman’s philosopher, a passionate and over the top lover of dachshunds, a corny comedian and chronic goofball, and last but not least, a musician extraordinaire,” longtime friend Randy Nelson said in a tribute on Facebook. “Godspeed, Stu! You were my buddy, my brother and an incredibly authentic human being who is certainly making Heaven a much richer place today. In your absence life will now be profoundly different, and I know I will never have another friend as dear and true as you.”
Laura Goode Milus’ classmates have set up a GoFundMe to support the family. To learn more, or to make a contribution, go to bit.ly/2P2KjHK.