According to the statement, the man was part of a filming team exploring the terrain when the snowboarder, who was not wearing a helmet, fell and hit his head on a snow-covered rock.
Despite efforts to resuscitate the Slovenian man by his team and employees of the resort, the victim died at the scene, the statement concluded.
Two of Grilc’s sponsors — Burton Snowboards and GoPro — confirmed the death of the snowboarder via Twitter Wednesday.
“Our heart goes out to his fiancé Nina and their children, family, and friends, who all shared his love and passion for snowboarding.”
“He was a legend and will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”
Grilc is survived by his fiancée and two children.
Born in Ljubljana, Grilc became a prominent name in the freestyle snowboarding scene over the course his lengthy career.
Over the course of an 11-year competitive career, Grilc would record nine podium finishes — victories coming via the Big Air events at the European Cup in Croatia in 2004 and the World Cup in London in 2010.
His final competitive appearance came in the World Cup at Copper Mountain, Colorado in 2013, and Grilc subsequently moved into a variety of filming ventures relating to snowboarding.
“Snowboarding is so simple, it’s basically just shredding down the mountain on a piece of wood,” Grilc says towards the end of the video.
“Just the stoke that you get from riding, from doing a sick line, and the happiness I saw out here was unreal. I’m sure this crew of people will have stories to tell for years to come.”