It is reported that Burkhart has lost control during a high speed descent, crashed into the protective fence and suffered serious injuries. After the fall, the young athlete was taken by helicopter to the city hospital in calgary, where after the day he died.

Burkhart was a member of the Ski club Partenkirchen and the highest of hopes. "Alpine Canada and Alberta Alpine shocked by the tragic death of a sportsman and offer my deepest condolences to his family and team," — said in a press release, the main organizations of skiing in Canada.

In November, Canada during a training session in preparation for the world Cup killed another skier — a 35-year-old Frenchman David Poisson, who became the bronze medalist of the 2013 world Championships in downhill.