Coronial Inquest into the death of Ian Baker


Ski Racing Australia’s (SRA) thoughts are with the Baker family and we would like to again extend our condolences to them at this difficult time.


On Monday 19 June 2017, SRA received findings and recommendations from the Coroner in relation to the Inquest into the death of Ian Baker, which occurred during a ski racing event in November 2014.


The Coroner highlighted four recommendations to SRA in relation to competitor safety at future ski racing events. We have reviewed these recommendations and will, as requested by the court, give full consideration to their implementation.


Safety of participants in ski racing events remains our priority.  Accordingly, the SRA Safety Committee and Board will review and consider the contents of this inquest, including the recommendations, in its entirety.  This review, consideration and analysis will remain ongoing.


For now, we remember a dedicated husband and father and talented ski racing competitor in Ian Baker and offer our sincere sympathy to his family.