Swiss skiing star Urs Kryenbuehl was airlifted to hospital after suffering a horror 87mph crash which left him motionless in the snow.

Kryeunbuehl was racing at the men’s downhill World Cup in Kitzbuehel, Austria, when he lost control on the final jump.

The 26-year-old lay motionless after hitting the snow with brutal force, before sliding down around 50 metres to the finish line.

Reports suggest he was conscious and recognised one of his trainers by the time he was taken on a helicopter for emergency medical treatment.

Swiss skiing star Urs Kryenbuehl was airlifted to hospital after suffering a horror 87mph crash which left him motionless in the snow

However, it is also believed Kryeunbuehl has suffered severe head injuries, with medical information about his exact condition yet to be released.

The Streif track is widely considered one of the most dangerous in the World Cup series, and Kryeunbuehls’ crash was not the first serious incident of the day.

Kryeunbuehl was racing at the men’s downhill World Cup in Kitzbuehel, Austria, when he lost control on the final jump
Reports suggest he was conscious and recognised one of his trainers by the time he was airlifted to hospital

American skier Ryan Cochran-Siegle also smashed into a safety net 30 minutes earlier, sustaining a shoulder injury as a result.

Cochran-Siegle quickly got back to his feet but was also flown to hospital via helicopter for medical assessment.

Kryenbuehl’s teammate Beat Feuz came out on top in the race, bettering her three previous runner-up finishes.

However, it is also believed Kryeunbuehl has suffered severe head injuries, with medical information about his exact condition yet to be released

Feuz mastered the challenging hill and remained in his tuck during the jumps and finished 0.16 seconds faster than last year’s winner, Matthias Mayer.

Dominik Paris, a three-time winner, was 0.56 seconds behind in third, meaning he secured his first podium since damaging his knee on the same course a year ago.