Of the thirteen skiers that were on a self-guided tour last Sunday in the backcountry near Sunshine Lodge in Golden BC, seven of them were injured in a slide that occurred last Sunday. Of those seven, two were evacuated by helicopter- one man to Calgary, the other to Kamloops, meanwhile the other five with injuries were treated in Golden.
To stay up to date on the story, it seems that this 64 year old man- who was flown to Calgary in critical condition- has passed away due to injuries.
This now brings the season total to eight avalanche fatalities in British Columbia.
The USA has seen 20 avalanche deaths this year.
There was an avalanche the prior day, Saturday, that took a snowmobilers life in the same area. Despite a warning from avalanche experts, both of these groups decided to heed warnings and go skiing or sledding.