At the Free Heel Life Cup finals (a telemark skiing big mountain competition) Soren chose a difficult yet skiable line, featuring a double cliff air near the bottom. Soren’s run was going great until it came to the double cliff. He went off the first cliff a little too fast and a little backseat. He missed the landing, which was the takeoff to the second cliff and bounced on his butt off the rocks and slid down.
Soren suffered a burst fracture at his L1 vertebra and had corrective surgery where they fused his T11 and T12 vertebrae. Soren is currently paralyzed from the waist down.