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Skier airlifted to hospital after hitting tree in Lake Louise

A 23-year-old skier was airlifted to hospital after hitting a tree in Lake Louise, Alta., on Saturday.

He is in stable, non-life-threatening condition

A skier was airlifted to hospital after hitting a tree in Lake Louise Saturday. (Submitted by STARS)

A 23-year-old man was airlifted to hospital after hitting a tree while skiing in Lake Louise, Alta., on Saturday.

STARS air ambulance was dispatched to Mineral Springs Hospital in Banff around 3 p.m., a spokesperson confirmed.

The skier was airlifted to the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary in stable, non-life-threatening condition.

The men's alpine World Cup is currently underway in Lake Louise, with the women's World Cup to take place next week.

A spokesperson for the event said the injured skier was a member of the public and not a World Cup participant but that the World Cup medical team assisted resort medical staff.

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