The B.C. Coroners Service is investigating a death on Mount Washington after the Vancouver Island ski resort received record-breaking snowfall.
A man in his 20s was found unresponsive in a treed area Monday afternoon, the same day the resort reopened following a winter storm that dumped more than a metre of snow on the mountain.
The resort’s risk manager, Dale Logan, says in a news release that the man had been snowboarding in an off-trail area but within the resort’s boundaries.
His identity has not been released but the resort said he was a local.
The coroner is now working to determine the cause of death.
Over the weekend, the resort received more than 100 centimetres of snow, leaving dozens of people, including a Scouts Canada troop, stuck on the mountain overnight.
— With files from The Canadian Press