Calgary Herald

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.

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