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B.C. man dies in skiing incident at Whistler Blackcomb

Spokesperson says ski patrol responded to incident in Sapphire Bowl

A 62-year-old skiier is dead after a “serious incident” in Whistler on Jan. 19.

Whistler Blackcomb Ski Patrol responded to a ski incident in Sapphire Bowl, an expert-designated area located in Blackcomb Glacier Provincial Park, where they found the man. The 62-year-old received emergency care and an evaluation from an on-duty physician at the site, but he died at the scene and was transported off Blackcomb Mountain.

“Whistler Blackcomb, Whistler Blackcomb Ski Patrol and the entire Vail Resorts family extend our deepest sympathy and support to our guest’s family and friends,” said Belinda Trembath, Whistler Blackcomb COO.

Sea to Sky RCMP’s Whistler media relations officer Nathan Miller said police were notified by the ski patrol shortly before 1 p.m. on Jan. 19 of the sudden death.

RCMP is working with BC Coroners Service on the investigation.

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Lauren Collins

About the Author: Lauren Collins

I'm a provincial reporter for Black Press Media's national team, after my journalism career took me across B.C. since I was 19 years old.
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