Australian Woman Dies In Canadian Avalanche While Snowboarding
A NSW woman has died in an avalanche while snowboarding at the popular Whistler Blackcomb ski resort in Canada.
The 42-year-old was snowboarding at the resort on Thursday local time when ski patrol responded to an incident which triggered an avalanche, Whistler Blackcomb said in a statement to AAP on Friday.
The woman was transported to Whistler Health Care Centre where she was pronounced dead.
A 36-year-old man who was with the woman was rescued from the same area.
"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," chief operating officer Pete Sonntag said.
In a statement to 10 daily a spokesperson for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said it was "providing consular assistance, in accordance with the Consular Services Charter, to the family of an Australian woman who died in Canada".
"Owing to our privacy obligations we are unable to provide further comment." the spokesperson said.