After being buried in an avalanche last week in Chile, Swedish big mountain skier Mathilda Rapaport has died.
As we reported yesterday, Swedish freerider Mathilda Rapaport was skiing and filming in the Farellones region near Santiago, Chile when an avalanche buried her on July 14. After several days in intensive care, Rapaport succumbed to her injuries earlier this week. She was 30 years old.
Rapaport was a rising star in the ski world, a respected colleague, friend and competitor with a fierce determination to test her own limits. “What I really want when I’m skiing is to exceed […] my own expectations of what I’m capable of,” Rapaport said.
Her sponsor Red Bull has posted a tribute to Rapaport along with a collection of social media posts from her friends and fans. From our side, we at Downdays are extremely saddened at the tragic loss of yet another of big mountain’s skiing’s brightest lights. Our thoughts are with Rapaport’s family and close ones during this difficult time.