JACKSON, New Hampshire — Communities in Maine and New Hampshire are mourning the loss of a North Conway man who was killed while skiing at a charity event. State police said Sam Moore, 34, lost control and crashed on the slopes Monday morning.
Moore was skiing for charity when police said he lost control, tumbled down the trail and over a 60-foot drop.
“I feel like it was just bad luck,” co-worker Thomas Henriksen said. “That shouldn’t happen.”
Moore worked at Ceramco, where he was a ceramics engineer for the past 3½ years. He commuted from Maine until just recently, when he bought a house in North Conway.
According to New Hampshire-based Conway Daily Sun, Moore was a Brunswick native who lived in Gorham before his move to New Hampshire.
“[He was] very valuable,” Henrikson said. “It’s very hard to find people like him as dedicated as he was especially at such a young age.”
Moore was a Mainer at heart who was passionate about the outdoors, biking, hiking, skiing, often bringing his dog and always wearing a smile.
Moore was supposed to fly to Germany on Tuesday night for one of his first business trips. Co-workers said he had a bright future ahead. They are brainstorming ways to honor his memory.
New Hampshire State Police are investigating the crash. Anyone with information about the accident is asked to call them.