The Shoshone County sheriff’s office says a 61-year-old woman has died while skiing at Lookout Pass north of Wallace, Idaho. Mary Jane Bair, of Silverton, Idaho, apparently hit a tree on Sunday. The sheriff’s office, along with relatives and friends, began searching for her late Sunday night at the ski area after she failed to return from skiing.

Bair was found a short distance into the timber off a run called Rainbow Ridge on the ski area’s south side. The sheriff’s office says Bair was an accomplished skier and was wearing a helmet, but likely lost control.

Sam Moore, 34, of North Conway suffered fatal injuries Monday morning at Wildcat Mountain Ski Area in New Hampshire. He was participating in the 12th annual 100,000 Vertical Foot Challenge, a fundraising event that benefits Make-A-Wish of New Hampshire. Organizers stopped the event following the incident.

Moore was killed while skiing in the 5 Corners area at Wildcat Mountain around 9:30 a.m. Monday. He reportedly lost control, tumbled down the trail and fell over a 60-foot drop, according to state police. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to Skiwildcat.com, the field was limited to 40 participants, and challenged skiers and riders to log a total of 48 runs on the Lynx Trail to achieve 100,000 vertical feet over nine hours, non-stop. That leaves an average of 4.5 minutes to complete each run. The event was open to skiers and riders of all abilities, and helmets were required. In prior years, the event had raised over $595,000 to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Hampshire.

And on Tuesday, a teenage girl was airlifted to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries after a skiing accident at Blue Mountain, Ontario. The girl, who is believed to be 16 years old, was registered to take part in a race at the mountain, however her injuries were not sustained while competing, a Blue Mountain spokesperson said.

The accident occurred around 1:25 p.m. on March 10. The teenager is a member of the Milton Heights Racing Club, and was at Blue Mountain for the Gooch Cup, hosted by the Toronto Ski Club, when she suffered life-threatening injuries. She was wearing a helmet.

Some runs were closed following the accident. Ontario Provincial Police are investigating.

Update: Sadly, it has just been announced that the teen who crashed at Blue Mountain has died from her injuries.

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