A 19-year-old man was injured following a fall on an intermediate trail at Wachusett Mountain Ski Area in Princeton, officials from the ski area said.
The man was airlifted to UMass Memorial Medical Center with a head injury, said Tom Meyers, director of marketing at the ski area. He said he did not know the extent to which the man was injured.
A witness on the chairlift called ski patrol around 11:20 a.m. and said they saw a man who was snowboarding fall down the “Look Mom” trail, which runs under the lift, and slide off the trail on the right side, Meyers said.
The witness was about halfway up the lift when they saw the accident, he said.
“The witness didn’t see him strike a tree and he wasn’t wearing a helmet at the time of the accident,” Meyers said.
The trail extends about 1,625 feet up the mountain.
The man, who was visiting the mountain on a school trip, was taken to the mountain’s base first aid area and was taken to the hospital at 11:59 a.m., Meyers said.
No further information was available, Meyers said, but he said ski patrol has been in contact with his school and his father.
“The safety of our guests is our utmost importance to us and we extend our thoughts to the school and his family,” Meyers said.
Princeton police and fire departments referred all comments to the ski area.Breanne Kovatch can be reached at email@example.com. Follow her on Twitter at @breannekovatch.