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.

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