SODA SPRINGS -- A 7-year-old boy was critically hurt after falling about 60 feet from a chair lift at the Sugar Bowl ski resort west of Lake Tahoe.

Resort spokesman John Monson tells KCRA-TV in Sacramento (http://bit.ly/vQ9Ifo) that the boy was practicing with the resort's ski team when he fell from the Mount Lincoln lift.

He was taken to Renown Medical Center in Reno, where he had surgery to relieve pressure in his skull from a head injury.

The 400-member Sugar Bowl Ski Team won't release the boy's name or hometown. The team includes youth ages 5 to 18.

Two other team members were on the lift when the boy fell Sunday.

Monson says an inspector checked the chair lift and found no malfunctions. The chair was back in operation the same day.

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Information from: KCRA-TV.