Emergency crews were called to an area near Whistler on Thursday, for a fatal backcountry skiing accident.
BC Emergency Health Services says it was called just before 1 p.m. for an incident near the Brandywine Falls sledding area.
Two ground and one air ambulance were dispatched, but no one was transported from the scene.
Whistler RCMP was notified at 4:45 p.m.
In a release, Mounties said it appears the victim, a man in his 30s, was skiing with a group and fell into a tree well. Despite efforts to save him, the man did not survive.
“This is the third backcountry death in the Sea to Sky this week with an additional number of near-misses” stated Sgt. Sascha Banks in a release. “It appears this current incident, as with the one on Monday, the group had all the knowledge, skills, equipment, and receivers necessary. If these unfortunate events can happen to the most experienced this can happen to anyone.”
If anyone has any information and has not spoken to the police about this incident they are asked to contact Whistler RCMP at 604-932-3044.
The death comes just days after two snow bikers were killed in an avalanche near Pemberton, and as officials warn of dangerous conditions in the backcountry.