Avalanche Incident at the Lake Louise Ski Resort

At approximately 2:20 PM Saturday April 22nd Lake Louise Ski Resort received a call of an avalanche incident in a closed area of the resort called West Bowl. At that time both Parks Canada and EMS were contacted and an avalanche rescue team was dispatched to the location.

Upon arriving on scene it was determined that a group of three entered the closed area and triggered a size 3 avalanche burying two individuals. One individual was partially buried and rescued, but another was fully buried and did not survive. None of the individuals were wearing avalanche safety equipment. Our deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of the deceased.

This is also a serious reminder of the dangers of entering closed terrain. For more information on general avalanche safety and awareness go to www.avalanche.ca

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