27-Year-Old Snowboarder Dies at Whistler Blackbomb, B.C. Yesterday

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The B.C. coroners office has confirmed that a 27-year-old snowboarder died at Whistler Blackcomb ski resort in B.C., Canada yesterday just 3 days after the resort’s opening.

He was found unresponsive in a gladed area near the Arthur’s Choice run at Blackcomb.  Members of the public performed CPR before Blackcomb ski patrol arrived at 12:15pm.

Ski patrol continued CPR and used an AED defibrillator, but the snowboarder did not recover.  He was pronounced dead at 1:17pm.

Tree wells can be very dangerous.
Tree wells can be very dangerous.

Canadian police are investigating the death and more information will be provided this week.

Whistler Blackcomb has seen 82″ (6.75′) of snow in the past  7 days.

There’s certainly some risk of tree well suffocation at Whistler Blackcomb right now.  Please be careful and ski/ride with a buddy.

Tree Well Suffocation Safety Information:

 


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