Australian Woman Dies In Avalanche In Whistler

February 23rd, 2019


Photo: Whistler Blackcomb


Mountainwatch | News

An Australian woman has died after being caught in an avalanche at Whistler Blackcomb. It is reported that the 42-year old from New South Wales was snowboarding with a friend through a permanently closed area above Lakeside Bowl on Blackcomb on Thursday afternoon, local time when a class one avalanche was triggered.

The resort said in a statement that ski patrol responded to a “snowboarding incident” incident and the woman was transported to the Whistler Health Care centre where she was pronounced dead.

The 36-year-old man who was snowboarding with the woman was also rescued and is in a stable condition.

“Whistler Blackcomb, Whistler Blackcomb Ski Patrol and the entire Vail Resorts family extend our deepest sympathy and support to our guest’s family and friends,” chief operating officer Pete Sonntag said.

Canadian authorities are investigating the incident.