I'll post it here too SLATZ. From the local Bend paper.
May 6 - A Wisconsin teen, considered an up-and-coming member of the U.S. Ski Team’s development team, remained in critical condition Thursday at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend, one day after crashing during a training run on Mount Bachelor, officials said.
Shelley Glover, 17, was flown by Air Life helicopter to the Bend hospital after the resort’s Ski Patrol attended to her following the incident on the hill’s Coffee Run Wednesday morning, officials said. The accident occurred nine days before her 18th birthday.
Glover, of Madison, Wis., has been a student at Burke Mountain Academy in Vermont. She was in her second year with the development squad and was “considered a rising athlete who enjoyed her best season ever,” said U.S. Ski Team spokesman Tom Kelly.
Glover finished eighth in the U.S. Championship slalom in Alaska in March, and won a pair of international-level (FIS) races in Waterville Valley, N.H., four months ago.
She was taking part in training during a camp for Europa Cup and development team athletes when the crash occurred, Kelly said, adding that family members had arrived in Bend to be at the teen’s side.
“We are hopeful and optimistic for Shelley’s recovery,” Kelly said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with her and her family.”
As for the specifics of the crash, Kelly said, “She was involved in a regular training session. This was not a high-speed accident. The speeds involved were
She was involved in a regular training session. This was not a high-speed accident.
U.S. Ski Team spokesman
reasonably moderate to low. It was a typical program to work terrain techniques, with nothing unusual in circumstances at that time. It’s just a very unfortunate situation.”
According to a biography on the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association Website (www.ussnowboarding.org
), Glover “caught ski fever thanks to her parents Carmella, a nurse for more than 25 years, and Richard, an architectural engineer.”
“Born in Madison, Wis., Glover raced at Tyrol Basin Ski Area before heading east” to attend the Vermont school, joining the U.S. Ski Team’s development team in 2002, the bio stated.
In her first year with the development team, Glover worked her way to six top-five finishes in FIS races. She also finished in the top 15 all four days at the 2002 NorAm Cup finals. The teen finished this year’s season ranked sixth in the NorAm Cup slalom standings and 23rd overall.
“They were in the front end of their (training) camp,” Kelly said. “It continues for another week or so. We have a number of different camps going on in the West.”