Snowboarding mishap kills student

January 20, 2008 6:06:52 AM PST
A snowboarding accident at western Maine's Sugarloaf ski resort has claimed the life of a 19-year-old Colby College freshman from Philadelphia.

Officials said Andrew Peff was snowboarding with friends on the expert-level Haulback Trail on Saturday when he went off the trail and crashed into the woods. He died on the mountain.

A spokesman at Colby says Peff spent his first college semester in France as part of a Colby French-immersion program. He arrived at the Waterville campus two weeks ago.