Teenager Oliver Johnston dies in skiing accident in Thredbo

Tragedy has struck a NSW resort after a teenager died in a skiing accident on Sunday.

A teenager lost his life after a tragic skiing accident at a resort in the heart of Kosciuszko National Park on Sunday.

Oliver Johnston, 18, reportedly lost control while skiing down a slope at Thredbo in the Snowy Mountains around 11am, swerving and hitting trees.

Other skiers who saw the accident alerted the ski patrol.

He was treated at the scene before being taken to a nearby medical center, but died shortly afterwards.

A statement from Shore School principal Dr Timothy Petterson identified the skier as Mr Johnston, who only graduated from the private school in North Sydney last year.

“It is with deep sadness that I write to inform you of an accident which resulted in the tragic death of Old Boy Oliver Johnston,” he said.

“The school supports the family during this difficult time. We are aware of the network of students, former boys and parents who may be directly or indirectly affected by this tragedy.

The statement also said that Mr Johnston’s younger brother, William, is still at school in Year 11.

Shore School said it was offering guidance to all students during this difficult time.

The police will prepare a report for the coroner.

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