Former Olympic skier injured at Mt Buller

SKIING FAMILY: Alistair Guss (centre) with children Ysabel and Angus.

FORMER Olympic skier Alistair Guss remains in an induced coma after being injured in a skiing accident on Saturday afternoon on Mt Buller.

Guss, 49, was in a critical but stable condition at The Alfred Hospital after being rescued by Mt Buller Ski Patrol members, paramedics and then being airlifted by helicopter to Melbourne.

A statement issued by Buller Ski Lifts (Grollo Leisure) communications manager, David McNamara, said “on Saturday afternoon two male skiers entered an unpatrolled “expert only” area of Mt Buller known as Chute 1.

“One skier fell and slid approximately 200m and sustained serious head and other injuries,” Mr McNamara said.

Mr McNamara said the Mt Buller Ski Patrol responded and alerted Ambulance Victoria of his condition.

A helicopter was dispatched to Mt Buller at the same time as the ski patrollers treated and transported the injured skier to waiting paramedics.

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