Last week three ski deaths occurred due to skiers losing control and colliding with a tree.
A memorial was held Friday for an Edmonton teenager who was killed during a ski trip in B.C. The 16 year old died Monday morning after he lost control and slammed into a tree at the Panorama Ski Resort near Invermere, B.C. The accident happened at the junction of two blue runs, described as being moderately-difficult.
And a woman credited with building Ontario’s snowboarding regulatory body and organizing numerous competitions died after crashing into a tree while boarding near Markdale, Ont. on Wednesday. Jacqueline Anne Snarr, 48, the president of the Association of Ontario Snowboarders, went snowboarding that morning at the Beaver Valley Ski Club. Around 11 a.m., she went off the hill and into the woods, where she struck the tree. Paramedics took her to Markdale Hospital, where she died. Police said she was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
A young teen from Coppell, Texas was declared brain dead on Monday after an accident while skiing Sunday on the intermediate Latigo trail at Beaver Creek Resort in Avon, Colo. She lost control and fell over backward, slid off the run and collided with a tree. She was wearing a helmet. After the accident the young skier was taken to the Vail Valley Medical Center and later transferred to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction. She was pronounced brain dead at the hospital early Monday afternoon.