Colorado Group Involved In Fatal Canadian Avalanche
Identity Of 46-Year-Old Not Yet Released
POSTED: 8:38 AM MST January 9, 2004
REVELSTOKE, British Columbia -- A back-country skier from the United States was killed in an avalanche that slammed him into a tree, police said Friday.
The 46-year-old American was among a group of 12 skiers from Colorado who were accompanied Thursday by two guides about 30 miles east of Revelstoke, police said.
Authorities did not immediately release the victim's name, saying family had to be notified first. The other skiers were not hurt.
The group was skiing about 500 yards from the Selkirk Lodge when the small slide carried the victim down the mountain. The avalanche was estimated at about 80 yards wide and ran for about 300 yards down the slope.