Two skiers were injured today at Sunshine Village ski resort in Banff, Canada. The avalanche was triggered in the freeride zone known as Delirium Dive.
Report from blog.skibanff.com
“An avalanche occurred around 2 pm this afternoon (Monday March 31st). The avalanche took place in a run called “Milky Way” in the freeride zone of Delirium Dive. Milky Way is located on the far side of Delirium Dive.
Two Skiers were caught in the avalanche. Both skiers have suffered injuries. Our thoughts and prayers are with the skiers who were injured; and with their families and friends.
The skiers have been rescued by emergency crews and have since been transported to the hospital in Banff. We wish the skiers well.
The avalanche broke in an area of the resort that requires all riders to carry an avalanche beacon, a probe, a shovel and to ride with a partner.
An investigation into the incident is currently underway. No additional details are available at this time.
We’d like to ask all skiers and snowboards to take extra precautions when riding in the backcountry and when riding in our freeride zones. For information on avalanche conditions please visit: http://avalanche.pc.gc.ca” – blog.skibanff.com