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German teen skier dies from injuries suffered during NorAm event

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta -- A 17-year-old ski racer from a club in Germany has died after he was seriously injured during a NorAm event at Lake Louise.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said the racer lost control during a run Tuesday afternoon and died Wednesday in a Calgary hospital.

Officials from Skiclub Partenkirchen in Germany confirmed Max Burkhart was a member of the club and was badly injured.

EMS crews and doctors at the resort treated the teen at the scene, and he was flown to Calgary by air ambulance. A teammate told CTV News that Burkhart attended school in the United States and was not traveling with the team.