Skiers in Lake Louise (illustration). – DON EMMERT / AFP
A hope of ski -year-old German driver dies as a result of a fall in training before a North American track event in Canada Wednesday, four weeks after the death of French descender David Poisson not far from it.
>> To read also: Who was David Poisson, disappeared after a fatal fall in training? “The Canadian Ski Federation and the Alberta Federation are saddened to announce that Max Burkhart entered the safety net on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 in a Nor-Am Cup (…) Unfortunately, despite all efforts to save him, he died Wednesday, “explained the organizers of the event. “The Canadian Ski Federation and the Federation of Alberta are inviting the ski family around the world to support their family and teammates,” they added.
He dropped during an official training
according to the everyday Calgary Herald Burkhart is from Garmisch Partenkirchen (Bavaria) but was on a training camp with a Californian ski club based near Lake Tahoe. He fell during an official training Tuesday at Lake Louise (Alberta), which has hosted the previous days of the World Cup ladies and gentlemen Alpine skiing . He was immediately helched in critical condition to a Calgary hospital where he died of his injuries on Wednesday.
Burhkart had finished the 35th week prior to the Copper Mountain (Colorado) Super-G, serving as a rehearsal for the Lake Louise World Cup stage. He was scheduled to compete in Lake Louise in his first event counting for the Nor-Am Cup, one of the antechambers of the World Cup.
On November 13th, David Poisson, a member of the French Downhill Team, was killed at age 35 in similar circumstances in Nakiska, not far from Lake Louise. In the preparation stage before the Lake Louise World Cup stage, the 2012 World Championship bronze medal winners in his chosen discipline, died in a training session after hitting a tree at the edge of the track.