Urs Kryenbuehl was airlifted to hospital after a horrific 87 mph crash during the Men’s Downhill World Cup in Kitzbuehel.
The 26-year-old remained motionless on the slope after the high-speed collision during the final jump of the race in Austria.
Kryenbuehl slid about 50 yards to the finish line before several medical professionals rushed to his aid.
This is not the first time that this particular jump point has resulted in a serious accident, Daniel Albrecht having been in a medically induced coma for three weeks in January 2009 after a training accident.
Croatian skier Elias Kolega, who at the time was in charge of comments for HRT, said of the incident: “Wow, it’s terrible, I haven’t seen such a fall for a long time.”
No official confirmation has been given regarding Kryenbuehl’s current condition, with several reports indicating that he has suffered a severe head injury.
The horrific Kryenbuehl crash was not the only talking point of the day’s action.
American Ryan Cochran-Siegle was also taken to hospital as a precaution after crashing into a safety net and injuring his shoulder shortly before the aforementioned crash.