We have some sad news to report this afternoon. Professional freestyle skier Sarah Burke has succumbed to injuries she sustained while training at a Park City, Utah halfpipe on January 10th. She was only 29 years old.

The Canadian, Burke, crashed while training on the same halfpipe that severely injured snowboarder Kevin Pearce in 2009. She sustained major brain injuries due to a lack of oxygen and blood after going into cardiac arrest on the mountain.

Sarah was a four time X-Games gold medal champion and by far the most well known and popular women’s freestyle skier in the World. She always amazed the crowds with her skill and brought the sport to new heights (literally) with her progression.

Sarah you will be sorely missed.

Full article HERE.

(Powder Magazine)