Avalanche victim's body recovered near Revelstoke Mountain Resort
The Canadian Press
Published Friday, February 22, 2013 5:21PM PST
Last Updated Saturday, February 23, 2013 2:01PM PST
REVELSTOKE, B.C. -- The body of an avalanche victim has been recovered near the Revelstoke Mountain Resort in B.C.
The man was skiing out of bounds with two others in the Greely Lake area, where the slide hit Friday afternoon.
Poor weather conditions prevented a search and rescue crew from safely removing his body until Saturday.
The man, whose name will not be released until Monday after his family has been notified, had set out for the slopes with a group of five people.
Coroner Barb McLintock has said the two skiers who were not hit by the slide dug out the three skiers who were struck, but they were too late for one of the skier who died.
A 34-year-old German man died in an avalanche near Invermere, B.C. on Monday, and the Canadian Avalanche Centre says there's a high danger rating for slides in many part of the province this weekend, meaning travel isn't recommended in the alpine and at the treeline.
The rating also means that natural avalanches are likely and human-triggered avalanches are very likely.
A series of weather systems has dumped heavy snow on many B.C. mountains.
While the risk is supposed to decrease today, the avalanche centre indicates the threat will rise again on Sunday when another storm moves in.
The areas where the danger is high include the South Coast, Sea-to-Sky, the North and South Columbia, Monashees and Selkirks, Kootenay-Boundary, the Purcells and the South Rockies.