"The family expresses their heartfelt gratitude for the international outpouring of support they have received from all the people Sarah touched," Burke's family said in a statement. Her organs will be donated to save the lives of others according to her wishes, the statement added.
"Female athletes everywhere owe a debt of gratitude to Sarah’s passionate trailblazing efforts over the last 15 years. As the first competitive female freeskier, she successfully lobbied the Winter X Games to include women in freeskiing events on equal standing. It is because of Sarah’s efforts that female winter athletes are some of the only athletes in the world to receive equal prize purses to that of men," her agent wrote on a memorial page.