Two die in avalanche north of Whistler
PEMBERTON, B.C. RCMP say two men have died in an avalanche north of Whistler, B.C. A statement from the Mounties says the victims were snow biking when they were reported missing late Monday near Goat Peak, a popular backcountry destination outside Pemberton.
Police say darkness and treacherous terrain delayed a search until first light Tuesday. The statement says the bodies of the two men were found in the slide debris.
Avalanche Canada says a complex snowpack with several weak layers has created the potential for large, human-caused avalanches.