February 18, 2014 - 5:00 AM
The brother of Canadian Olympic skier Edi Podivinsky has been killed in a ski accident in Montana.
Thomas Podivinsky's father, Edward Podivinsky, says his son died Sunday while on a family holiday in the resort community of Whitefish.
The local sheriff's office says the 48-year-old oil executive from Calgary fell into a hole at the base of a tree.
Ski patrollers found his body but were unable to revive him.
His younger brother, Edi, won a bronze medal in downhill skiing in 1994 in Lillehammer.
It was the last time a Canadian won an alpine medal in the Olympics until last weekend, when Jan Hudec captured a bronze in the super G event.
News from © The Canadian Press, 2014