RCMP respond to fatal avalanche on the Kicking Horse Resort

Golden-Field

2023-02-20 14:56 PST

File # 2023-281

On February 16th, 2023, at 1:00 p.m., the Golden-Field RCMP was called to a report of an avalanche just out of bounds of the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. RCMP along with Search and Rescue arrived and confirmed a group of six skiers had been caught in the avalanche. Of the six, two were found deceased. The group had been skiing in the back-country when the avalanche was triggered. The other members of the group suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

The group was properly equipped with kits and beacons.

Golden-Field RCMP are working alongside the BC Coroners Service in the investigation.

For backcountry safety and trip planning, please visit Avalanche Canada www.avalanche.ca and Adventure Smart www.adventuresmart.ca

Released by

Cpl. James Grandy
District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
Southeast District
Office: 250-460-2398

Email: james.grandy@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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