German ski racer dies from injuries during NorAm race in Lake Louise

LAKE LOUISE, Alta. — A 17-year-old ski racer from a club in Germany has died in a Calgary hospital after he was seriously injured during a NorAm event at Lake Louise, Alta.

RCMP says the racer lost control during his run on Tuesday afternoon and died from his injuries Wednesday in a Calgary hospital.

Officials from Skiclub Partenkirchen in Germany confirmed Max Burkhart was a member of their club and was badly injured during the competition.

EMS crews and doctors at Lake Louise the resort treated the teen at the scene and he was flown to Calgary by air ambulance.

A teammate told CTV News that Burkhart attends school in the United States and was not travelling with the team.

He says he skied the course before the race was cancelled and that conditions were good at the time.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

46 new COVID-19 cases reported Wednesday in Alberta

Province has completed more than 500,000 COVID-19 tests

Red Deer RCMP downtown detachment to reopen front counter service

Police say new health protection measures will be in place

Two suspects arrested in connection to Parkland Mall shooting

Two suspects connected to the June 30 shooting at Parkland Mall have… Continue reading

High unemployment, $343B deficit projected in Liberals’ fiscal snapshot

Slow economic growth forecast until at least the end of 2021

Focus returns to Red Deer hospital’s expansion

Recommendations for project must be finalized

`A hot mess’: Americans face testing delays as virus surges

`A hot mess’: Americans face testing delays as virus surges

Feds charge Florida man, sons with selling fake virus cure

Feds charge Florida man, sons with selling fake virus cure

Three patients dead: Edmonton hospital declares full COVID-19 outbreak

Three patients dead: Edmonton hospital declares full COVID-19 outbreak

Canada’s chief medical officers plan some downtime after months of hard work

Canada’s chief medical officers plan some downtime after months of hard work

Feds promise recovery will focus on people hurt most by COVID-19 economic crisis

Feds promise recovery will focus on people hurt most by COVID-19 economic crisis

Liberals foresee high unemployment, $343 billion deficit due to COVID-19

Liberals foresee high unemployment, $343 billion deficit due to COVID-19

Biden-Sanders task forces unveil joint goals for party unity

Biden-Sanders task forces unveil joint goals for party unity

Oxfam: Pandemic pushing millions to brink of starvation

Oxfam: Pandemic pushing millions to brink of starvation

Most Read