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 raised $275 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation as part of an annual fundraising event at Wildcat Mountain. His friends and co-workers are devastated. They said he was a good guy, doing a good deed.

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.