RANGELEY — A 44-year-old woman injured in a skiing accident on Saddleback Mountain in Rangeley on Monday afternoon was flown to a hospital.

Saddleback General Manager Chris Farmer said in a statement that the woman walked into a ski patrol office assisted by two friends and said she had fallen backward and hit her head while skiing on the Hudson Highway, a beginner trail. She was wearing a helmet at the time.

Three outdoor emergency care technicians from Saddleback’s ski patrol examined the woman and called an ambulance, in accordance with National Ski Patrol protocol, ski patrol director Jared Emerson said.

NorthStar Emergency Medical Services took the woman by ambulance to Phillips to meet a medical helicopter. The woman’s name and the hospital she was flown to were not released.

“We are concerned about this guest’s welfare and we are all hoping for the best outcome to this situation,” Emerson said.


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