Tragic news out of Canada where a skier is dead after triggering an avalanche of Banff, Alta. According to Avalanche Canada a solo skier skied off the shoulder of Cathedral Mountain on to a slope known as Cathedral Glades where they triggered a size 2.5 avalanche.

Global News reports the incident date is based on a professional observation made on Saturday morning suggesting the avalanche was about 12 hours old at the time.

Rescuers were able to locate the victim by air because a ski was visible. Rescue crews found the skier partially buried in the snow. A boot was also visible on the surface of the snow. Avalanche Canada said the skier was carrying an avalanche transceiver but it found switched off in their backpack.

The victim was not reported missing until late in the day on Monday. The victim’s identity has not been released.

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