Max Burkhart dies following a crash at Lake Louise
The FIS alpine family is once again affected by a tragic loss. Max Burkhart passed away yesterday in Canada, after a crash in the Nor-Am Cup race at Lake Louise. The 17 year-old was a member of Ski Club Partenkirchen in Germany and attended Sugar Bowl Academy in California.
FIS expresses its sincere condolences to his family, his teammates and his loved ones.
Official release of Alpine Canada:
Alpine Canada and Alberta Alpine are deeply saddened to report that on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 during a Nor-Am Cup race at Lake Louise, Max Burkhart crashed into safety netting.
Emergency personnel responded immediately and the athlete was airlifted via STARS to the hospital. Unfortunately, despite the best efforts to save him, he passed away on Wednesday, December 6.
Alpine Canada and Alberta Alpine are devastated about this tragic loss of life and sends its deepest condolences to his family and teammates. Alpine Canada and Alberta Alpine encourage the ski family around the world to support the athletes’ family and teammate through this difficult time.