13-year-old Texas skier dies after hitting tree

POSTED: 05:41 PM MST Jan 04, 2013 
COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. -

Authorities say a 13-year-old Texas boy has died after hitting a tree while skiing at Copper Mountain in Colorado.
    
The Summit County coroner says Tristan Bartlett of Houston wasn't wearing a helmet when he struck the tree Friday. The resort says he was on a beginner trail at the time.
    
The boy was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1:30 p.m.