CTV News Calgary Latest Videos
Skier succumbs to injuries after colliding with tree at Panorama ski resort
A 22-year-old man died after he hit a tree at Panorama Mountain Resort on Monday, March 12, 2018.
Published Tuesday, March 13, 2018 9:45AM MDT
Last Updated Tuesday, March 13, 2018 12:07PM MDT
A 23-year-old Calgary man died after he hit a tree on the side of a run at Panorama Mountain Resort on Monday afternoon.
Officials at the resort say the skier was on a beginner slope called ‘Out Rider’ at about 1:12 p.m. when he crashed.
The man was tended to by Ski Patrol members until a helicopter could be summoned to take him to hospital in Invermere. The man later died from his injuries in hospital.
“Our hearts go out to the family. This is a tragic accident and we are doing everything we can to assist family members during this very difficult time. Our community is deeply saddened by this event and I want to thank the entire response team for their speed, emergency care and professionalism,” said CEO and President of Panorama Mountain Resort, Steve Paccagnan in a statement.
Officials say the man was wearing a helmet and conditions on the mountain were good at the time of the incident.
Police say the man's death is considered accidental and Victim Services is providing support to his family.
The identity of the skier has not been released.