A 17-year-old German downhill ski racer who crashed while competing at Lake Louise Ski Area on Tuesday (Dec. 5), has died as a result of his significant injuries. The accident occurred around 2:30 p.m. when the young skier, identified as Max Burkhart, went into the netting. STARS air ambulance was called to the scene while first aid was provided by on scene by emergency crews to stabilize him. It was reported by RCMP he died as a result of those injuries on Wednesday (Dec. 6). Burkhart, a member of the German team SC Partenkirchen, was taking part in the NorAm Cup downhill race. Alpine Canada and Alberta Alpine released a statement Wednesday expressing their sadness at the unfortunate accident. "Alpine Canada and Alberta Alpine are devastated about this tragic loss of life and sends its deepest condolences to his family and teammates. Alpine Canada and Alberta Alpine encourage the ski family around the world to support the athletes’ family and teammate through this difficult time." The Lake Louise RCMP are assisting the medical's examiner in its investigation. It is the second alpine racing death this season for ski resorts in the Canadian Rockies. French world cup downhill ski racer David Poisson was killed in a training run crash at Nakiska on Nov. 13.