CANMORE, Canada — A 19-year-old man from Kelowna,British Columbia has died after being caught in an avalanche in Alberta.

The Bowen Island Undercurrent reports two men were skiing in the backcountry on Sunday afternoon when the avalanche occurred. One man was able to dig himself out, but the other was buried. The slide took place east of the Mount Engadine Lodge on Tower Peak in Kananaskis.

Avalanche Canada says the snowpack in the area is “tricky” at the moment, with several skier-triggered slides reported in the past 24 hours. Our thoughts are with the victim’s family and friends.

Avalanche Canada had this to say about current state of the snowpack in the area:

Over the weekend, there were lots of reports of avalanches, sadly including a fatal avalanche accident in Kananaskis Country and other close calls. These images are just a few of the other avalanches posted to the MIN since Friday, and demonstrate how challenging conditions are in many places. With touchy storm slabs on the south coast and an unpredictable persistent slab problem still capable of producing large avalanches in most other regions, it’s important to keep choosing terrain suitable for the avalanche problems. Get the forecast

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