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Alberta man dies following avalanche near Valemount

8:00 AM Monday (January 23rd)

The BC RCMP confirmed to Vista Radio that a Grande Prairie man has died following an avalanche south of Valemount.

The incident, which was three hours southeast of Prince George was first reported by Avalanche Canada in the Oasis riding area, on a north-northeast aspect at 2100 metres.

The agency stated it was remotely triggered, and likely ran on the November facets near the bottom of the snowpack.

Avalanche Canada’s current danger rating in the area is listed as considerable for Alpine and Treeline elevations, meaning natural avalanches are possible, and human-triggered avalanches are likely.

The considerable rating is forecasted to remain in place over the next few days.

Avalanche Canada also reported three concerning avalanches on Thursday.

The BC Coroners Service now has control of the investigation.

The full report can be found here.

Update at 8:00 PM Sunday (Jan 22)

Avalanche Canada has reported that a snowmobiler has passed away following an avalanche south of Valemount (about three hours southeast of Prince George).

Further details are available here.

Earlier story:

A serious avalanche incident south of Valemount was reported to Avalanche Canada Saturday afternoon.

According to Avalanche Canada, the incident occurred in the Oasis riding area, on a north-northeast aspect at 2100m.

They say it was remotely triggered, and likely ran on the November facets near the bottom of the snowpack.

Avalanche Canada’s current danger rating in the area is listed as considerable for Alpine and Treeline elevations, meaning natural avalanches are possible, and human-triggered avalanches are likely.

The considerable rating is forecasted to remain in place over the next few days.

Avalanche Canada is also reporting three concerning avalanches happened on Thursday.

With files from Hartley Miller

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