Swedish professional skier Matilda Rapport was in Farellones, Chile last week when she was caught in a winter storm and then buried in an avalanche. On July 14 she was filming for a new videogame by Ubisoft, Steep.
Sponsored by Red Bull, the 30-year-old was recently married. Red Bull issued a statement that Rapport was hospitalized but eventually succumbed to the result of oxygen deprivation. A sad reminder that even the professionals cannot predict the dangers of extreme skiing.