March 24, 2013

Teen skier injured at Sugarloaf

The 16-year-old suffers head injuries in the accident on the Candy Side trail.

By Beth Quimby
Staff Writer

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — A 16-year-old girl, who struck a tree while skiing at the Sugarloaf Mountain ski area Sunday morning, suffered what appeared to be a non-life threatening head injury.

"She was responsive when she left here in the ambulance," said Ethan Austin, a spokesman for the ski area.

Austin said the girl was taken by ambulance to the Carrabasett Valley airport before being flown to a hospital. Austin did not know which hospital she was taken to.

The girl, whose name was unavailable, was skiing on the Candy Side trail around 10 a.m. when she hit a tree. Austin said she was wearing a helmet. Candy Side is divided into two sections, one for intermediate and the other part for beginners.

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