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Jiminy Peak Employee Killed in Snowmaking Accident
The veteran snowmaker reportedly died when a snowcat backed into her snowmobile.
Wednesday, January 5, 2022, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com

Berkshire Eagle


Veteran Jiminy Peak snowmaker Kimberlee "Kimber" Francoeur died from injuries suffered in an on-slope accident yesterday. She was 30.

According to the Berkshire Eagle, Francoeur had reportedly stopped her snowmobile to work on a snowgun Tuesday morning when a snowcat backed into it. Despite the efforts of Jiminy Peak Ski Patrol and Northern Berkshire EMS, she was pronounced dead minutes later.

According to the Berkshire Eagle, Francoeur had been a snowmaker at Jiminy Peak for a decade and was described as an avid skier, snowboarder, and hiker who "loved snow and snow making."

Jiminy Peak issued a statement this afternoon:

Jiminy Peak Statement



  • Jiminy Peak accident victim died doing what she loved: Making snow and being outdoors - Berkshire Eagle External link


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