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Alpine skier injured at Lake Louise

LAKE LOUISE – A 20-year-old female ski racer crashed and was sent to hospital while forerunning the ladies downhill training run at the FIS World Cup in Lake Louise Tuesday afternoon (Nov. 27). FIS World Cup officials say forerunner No.
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Lake Louise World Cup Ladies Downhill
Alpine downhill racing can be a dangerous sport for athletes. A forerunner for the women’s alpine events at Lake Louise this week was airlifted by STARS air ambulance to Foothills in Calgary on Tuesday (Nov. 27) after crashing. In this picture, from 2017, American skier Lindsey Vonn is seen tangled in the nets after crashing on the downhill course at Lake Louise.

LAKE LOUISE – A 20-year-old female ski racer crashed and was sent to hospital while forerunning the ladies downhill training run at the FIS World Cup in Lake Louise Tuesday afternoon (Nov. 27).

FIS World Cup officials say forerunner No. 4, Beatrix Lever, went down in Fallaway and sustained a concussion.

"She was transported by ground ambulance to Banff where STARS was waiting to airlift her to Calgary,” said Michelle Comeau, communications manager for Lake Louise FIS World Cup, in a statement.

“She will continue to undergo assessment upon arrival at Foothills Hospital.”

Lever is from Montreal, Quebec. She’s had a solid race year; finishing 12th in giant slalom at the South American Cup in Chile; and several top 10 finishes in FIS races in Canada.