Snowboarder dies after 20-metre fall off cliff at Whistler Blackcomb

Jan 8 2021, 9:41 am

A snowboarder has died after falling 20 metres off a cliff on Whistler Blackcomb.

Whistler RCMP was called to assist with the incident at top of the Whistler portion of Whistler Blackcomb around 10:20 am on Thursday.

It was determined that the snowboarder — a Whistler man in his mid-20s — had succumbed to his injuries.

Authorities say the snowboarder was in the Whistler alpine at the top of the Peak chair when he fell down a cliff.

“Our thoughts are with the family, friends, and those who worked tirelessly to try and save this young man,” stated Sergeant Sascha Banks, with Squamish RCMP, in a release.

“As we have seen in the past few weeks, unfortunate incidents can happen to the most experienced adventures…please take that extra moment, that extra check of your surroundings and ensure you have all your safety equipment.”

Whistler RCMP is working with the BC Coroners Service and Whistler Blackcomb on this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call Whistler RCMP at 604-932-3044.

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