U.S. skier buried by avalanche in northwest B.C.
TERRACE, B.C. - Another avalanche in B.C. has left a skier in hospital.
RCMP say the victim was buried yesterday while heli-skiing on Alice Mountain, 15 kilometres northwest of Terrace.
The American man was dug out in minutes and taken to hospital where was listed in critical condition Thursday night. He has since been upgraded to stable condition.
His son was partially buried but was not injured.
In a separate incident earlier yesterday, an avalanche hit a snow grooming machine on Whistler Mountain, slightly injuring the driver of the vehicle.
Avalanches in B.C. have killed 10 people in the last two weeks, including eight snowmobilers near Fernie.
Two other people, a skier and a snowboarder, were killed in slides in the Whistler area.