Skier rescued after falling 2,000 feet off Colorado mountain

A look at Mt. Wilson. (Credit: an Miguel County Sheriff’s Office)

A skier in Colorado suffered traumatic injuries after falling 2,000 feet off a mountain, authorities said. 

The San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office tweeted that the 32-year-old fell from Mount Wilson outside Telluride on Saturday. 

First responders airlifted the injured skier to a hospital in Grand Junction.

Despite the injuries, authorities said the patient was "conscious and alert."

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Mount Wilson is the highest peak in the San Miguel Mountains at more than 14,200 feet. 

This story was reported from Los Angeles.