An Orange City nurse died in a skiing accident at the Terry Peak resort in western South Dakota's Black Hills.
Authorities said 24-year-old Tina Heilman hit a ski lift tower Saturday as she was skiing down a beginner's slope at the resort.
Terry Peak President Tom Marsing says the woman was a novice skier and she wasn't wearing a helmet.
A family friend says Heilman worked as a nurse in Sioux Falls. She was a graduate of Dordt College, a Christian college in Sioux Center, Iowa.
The college's president says Heilman worked in the college's service missionary program in the Dominican Republic three years ago.