Kelly Luna, 50, was skiing in the Silver Fir area when he separated from his son and two other adults to ski through a wooded area, officials said.

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A skier died Saturday afternoon after falling into a tree well at Snoqualmie Pass.

According to the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office, 50-year-old Kelly Luna was skiing in the Silver Fir area when he separated from his son and two other adults to ski through a wooded area.

When the group didn’t see him at the bottom of the hill, they took a lift back up to search for him, and found him trapped head-down in a tree well.

Attempts at resuscitation were not successful and Luna was pronounced dead at the scene.

Tree wells are pockets of snow that form around trees after heavy snowfall. They can trap and suffocate skiers and snowboarders.