LAKE LOUISE, Alberta -- A 17-year-old ski racer from a club in Germany has died after he was seriously injured during a NorAm event at Lake Louise.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said the racer lost control during a run Tuesday afternoon and died Wednesday in a Calgary hospital.
Officials from Skiclub Partenkirchen in Germany confirmed Max Burkhart was a member of the club and was badly injured.
EMS crews and doctors at the resort treated the teen at the scene, and he was flown to Calgary by air ambulance. A teammate told CTV News that Burkhart attended school in the United States and was not traveling with the team.