Whistler heli-ski guide Lisa Korthals died in an avalanche while guiding on Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 in the Whistler backcountry just outside the ski area’s boundaries.
According to the Coroner’s Service, Lisa was killed when an avalanche trapped her at about 3pm on Thursday in the South Creek zone of Whistler Blackcomb’s heli tenure near Pemberton.
“Today is a difficult day for the Whistler Blackcomb and Vail Resorts family. We lost a well-loved member of our staff and community. Our hearts go out to her family, friends and fellow employees and we extend them our deepest condolences.” – Pete Sonntag, chief operating officer for WB
Lisa was 49-years-old and had living in Whistler/Pemberton for over 25 years. She was also a longtime heli-skiing guide and realtor in the Whistler area. She leaves behind a husband and son.