Thomas Lynch, a British resort employee at Crystal Ski suffered a fatal crash around midday on Tuesday while skiing with friends in the resort of Val d’Isere. The 22-year-old native of Leicestershire was skiing with several colleagues on their day off when Lynch collided with a snow-making cannon.
A Crystal Ski spokeswoman, which is part of the TUI Travel group, said: “Crystal Ski regrets to confirm that a member of staff was involved in a fatal ski accident at Val d’Isere at 12 o’clock on Tuesday.
“No one else was involved in the accident. His friends who witnessed the fall immediately alerted pisteurs and a doctor attended the scene, but the young man was declared dead.
“The next of kin have been informed and TUI are helping to make arrangements for the family to fly out to France. A welfare counsellor is also on the way to France to assist staff who witnessed the accident. The French authorities and the British Consulate in France have been informed.
“Our thoughts are with the family, friends and colleagues at this very difficult time.”