Backcountry users are being reminded that avalanche season is here, after a close call near Fernie.
It happened on Sunday, when a trio of skiers were touring in an area called the Cornice Bowl.
Fernie Search and Rescue said the first skier heading down the ridge became caught in a slide.
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The other two skiers lost contact with the first skier and called search and rescue for help.
Two avalanche technicians flew in by helicopter and found that the affected skier had slid more than 200 metres, but was unharmed and had not been buried, said Fernie SAR.
Search and rescue volunteers said the other skiers were able to make their own way out safely.