Pro freeride skier Matilda Rapaport dead after avalanche accident

18 July 2016 18:18
Matilda Rapaport
Matilda Rapaport -

Mattias Hargin’s wife and professional freerider Matilda Rapaport (SWE) has passed away from the injuries suffered when she was caught in an avalanche in Chile on Thursday.

The 30-year-old Rapaport was on location in the Chilean resort of Farellones for a filming expedition when she was swept away by the slide. While she was eventually pulled from the debris, the high-profile skier spent a considerable amount of time buried under the snow before being found. She would later succumb to oxygen deprevation-related injuries in hospital.

“It's a terrible event with an unfortunate outcome that is very difficult to take in. Our thoughts are with Matilda’s loved ones and we will, from the Swedish Ski Association, do everything we can to support them at this difficult time,” says Tommy Eliasson, alpine director from the Swedish Ski Association.

The whole FIS Family is deeply moved by this event, and expresses its condolences to Matilda’s family, including her beloved husband Mattias Hargin. Our thoughts are with them in these difficult moments.