Girl, 10, on school ski trip dies af­ter hit­ting pole

Waterloo Region Record - - Canada -

A 10-year-old girl has died af­ter strik­ing a pole while she was on a school ski trip in south­west­ern Al­berta. The Grade 6 stu­dent at Canyon El­e­men­tary School in Pincher Creek was on the planned out­ing Tues­day at the nearby Cas­tle Moun­tain re­sort. She had taken a manda­tory ski les­son in the morn­ing with other stu­dents, said re­sort spokesper­son Ja­son Craw­ford “We have school groups al­most every day,” he said Wed­nes­day. “Once they’re through their les­son, they’re able to ski on the hill.” He didn’t know the girl’s level of ski ex­pe­ri­ence but said she had skied at the re­sort be­fore. The re­sort is in­ves­ti­gat­ing the ac­ci­dent, Craw­ford said, and it ap­pears the girl was alone on a be­gin­ner run when she lost con­trol and went off the run.

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