A 45-year-old snowboarder has died in an avalanche in Brandywine Bowl near Whistler.
Whistler RCMP were called around 2:03 pm today about several people being swept up in the avalanche.
Those in the area immediately began searching for the snowboarder and Whistler RCMP and Whistler Search and Rescue headed into the Callaghan Valley area.
Approximately 45 minutes later, the 45-year-old man from was located, but he had succumbed to his injuries.
Police said he was from the Sea to Sky region, but didn’t say which community he lived in.
Police said it is believed three people were caught in an initial avalanche. They were trying to get out of the area when another avalanche occurred, which they couldn’t avoid.
The Whistler RCMP is now working alongside BC Coroners Service to determine events which led up to this and other fatal incidents as of late.
“The backcountry in the Sea to Sky is not stable at the moment,” said Sgt. Sascha Banks of Squamish RCMP.
“It’s time to wait and postpone your touring trip here for another time.”