One skier was killed and another suffered minor injuries after both were caught in an avalanche in Quebec’s Chic-Chos mountain range on Wednesday, Feb. 19. CBC News reports that the skiers were part of a group of four skiers out for a ski in the Mines Madeleine area in Gaspésie provincial park when avalanche was triggered, killing one skier and injuring the other.
The slide was triggered on a steep, bowl-like slope around 11:20 a.m. on Wednesday. Two members of the party were buried while the other two dug them out. Unfortunately, they could only save one of their friends in time.