Avalanche incidents have been grim this season. This story is an exception and it’s great to hear a happy ending.
As many as 12 skiers were reported to have been buried in the sidecountry (Taynton Bowl) of Panorama ski resort in British Columbia at 2:30pm on Sunday. Rescuers were able to locate and successfully recover 2 victims and transport them to the hospital. It was later discovered that they were they only skiers caught in the avalanche.
One skier was suspected to have spinal injuries.
The avalanche danger in the Purcell Mountains on Sunday ranged from Moderate to Considerable.
This has been a tough season in British Columbia with 10 avalanche fatalities thus far. It’s great to hear this story of rescue today.