Jeremy Renner in 'critical but stable' condition after snow plough accident

American actor Jeremy Renner is in a "critical but stable" condition following a weather-related accident while ploughing snow.

The 51-year-old Avengers star was airlifted to hospital on Sunday (local time) and has been receiving care since.

"We can confirm Jeremy is in critical but stable condition with injuries suffered after experiencing a weather-related accident while plowing snow earlier today," a representative for Renner told The Hollywood Reporter.

"His family is with him, and he is receiving excellent care."

While the location of the accident hasn't been confirmed, reports said that Renner has owned a home near Mt Rose-Ski Tahoe in Nevada for several years. The area was hit with a winter storm on New Year's Eve that cut power to 35,000 homes.

On December 13, Renner shared a photo of snow in the area on Twitter, saying: "Lake Tahoe snowfall is no joke."

He also posted several clips of him on Instagram where he's behind the wheel of a snowplough, writing on one: "Nearly done with sledding hill for the kids."

Renner's latest project set to be released is the second season of Mayor of Kingstown, which begins airing on January 15.