Freeskiing Pioneer Sarah Burke Dies at 29

Skiing loses an icon.
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Skiing loses an icon.
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Just before 2:00 PM today, the first heartbreaking reports shot across the social media realm, compounded, no doubt, by the fact that much of the skiing community is currently in Salt Lake City for the Outdoor Retailer Trade Show. Sarah Burke died this morning from the injuries she sustained in a halfpipe training accident on January 10 at Park City Mountain Resort.

All of us at Skiing Magazine are stunned and deeply saddened by the passing of this freeskiing icon and Olympic hopeful. Her imprint on the sport won’t fade anytime soon. Our thoughts go out to Sarah’s family. A pioneer of women’s freeskiing, Sarah inspired countless people both on and off the slopes and will no doubt continue to do so for years to come. #BeliveinSarah #WewillmissyouSarah #ThankyouSarah

For more information on the story visit the Deseret News.

A fund has been set up in her memory. For those that would like to contribute visit giveforward.com/sarahburke.