A 32-year-old man from Denmark died on the slopes in Saalbach-Hinterglemm in Austria's Salzburg province on Monday under what police said were mysterious circumstances.
According to Austrian, police four Danish tourists, all of whom were wearing helmets, were skiing together on the piste when they noticed that one of their number was lying on the ground in the snow.
At first the man was responsive, but he quickly became unconscious.
Emergency assistance was summoned, however they were unable to revive the man, who died on the slopes.
Police are currently investigating the incident and seeking witnesses.
In a separate skiing accident in Austria, a 46-year-old man from Finland suffered fatal injuries in a fall as a result of a skiing accident in the mountain resort of Ischgl near Landeck in Tyrol.