Skier killed in avalanche in British Columbia
This is a file picture of Revelstoke taken in 2012.
February 22nd, 2013
10:00 PM ET

Skier killed in avalanche in British Columbia

A skier died Friday in an avalanche outside controlled-area boundaries of Revelstoke Mountain Resort in British Columbia, a spokesman for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police told CNN.

Two other skiers, who were buried in the avalanche, were rescued by members of their party, said Cpl. Dan Moskaluk.

The incident, which was witnessed by resort staff members, occurred between 1 p.m (4 p.m. ET) and 1:30 p.m. (4:30 p.m. ET), Moskaluk said in a telephone interview. A search-and-rescue team was planning to search Saturday for the body.


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  1. francois2012

    If you choose to ski, you choose to die.

    February 23, 2013 at 7:05 am | Report abuse |
  2. Will T

    All who chose to ski are not chosing to die , look at the resorts that are filled , That was a pretty lame comment!

    February 23, 2013 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  3. BloodAxe

    this is sad to read my prayers go out to his familly..I ski .and it keeps me alive and active.We try to be safe about back country skiing..skinning frm 8500 ft to 11000 ft is not for every 1 for those who do it ..I tip my hat

    February 23, 2013 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |