Manitoba Teen Dies After Skiing Accident

A Manitoba teen has died after a skiing accident at Holiday Mountain last week.

The 13-year-old girl from Prairie Spirit School Division was on a field trip at La Riviere when she was badly hurt after losing control on an advanced run and crashed into an orange plastic fence that separates the run from an adjacent T-bar line.

The girl’s family made the decision to take her off life support on Tuesday.

The teen was a Grade 8 student at Thomas Greenway Middle School in Crystal City, but her name has not been released.

She was treated on scene by resort medics and was eventually airlifted to a Winnipeg hospital.

Officials with the hill say it’s the first fatality at the resort in their 55-year history.

Holiday Mountain is located about 170 kilometres southwest of Winnipeg.

— Staff