Woman's fall not witnessed
The 34-year-old Auckland woman airlifted off The Remarkables on Thursday with traumatic head injuries is expected to recover.
St John Queenstown team leader Alana Reid said the injuries to the woman, who is in Dunedin Hospital, were not life-threatening and she was expected to make a full recovery.
The woman, thought to have hit her head in a fall while tramping, was found unconscious near the top of The Remarkables skifield yesterday.
She was not skiing or boarding.
The Remarkables ski area manager, Ross Lawrence, said that although there were no witnesses to the incident which left the woman unconscious, inquiries indicated she had been lying near the top of the mountain range for no more than five minutes.
It was one of two accidents on Queenstown skifields on Thursday.
An Auckland woman, 61, and her partner were injured after falling from a Coronet Peak chairlift. The woman suffered a broken leg and her partner a cut to his shin.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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