Teen injured in crash during competition at PCMR terrain park
January 11, 2013
A teenage skier was injured in a crash at a Park City Mountain Resort terrain park during the Park City Freestyle Classic on Thursday, one of the organizers of the event said.
Mick Berry, the head coach and director of the Park City Freestyle Team, said the boy is 13 or 14 years old. Berry was the chief of competition for the event and witnessed the crash. It was a slopestyle competition.
Berry said the boy approached the final feature of the terrain park, soared into the air off of the feature and then crashed. He said the boy overshot the landing zone of the feature. He was attempting a double backflip, Berry said.
Several coaches reached the boy quickly. Berry said he radioed for the resort’s ski patrol. Berry did not have details about the injuries.
"He’s doing well, considering how scary the crash was," Berry said.
A PCMR spokesperson said the crash happened in the Pick N Shovel terrain park, which is situated on the lower section of the resort. The spokesperson said an ambulance took the boy to a hospital. A medical helicopter also responded.