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Sydney woman dies in Avie at Whistler.

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Donzah, Feb 23, 2019.

  1. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    I hadn’t picked that up from all the reports I’ve read. Where did you hear that?

    A class 1, must’ve been nasty terrain she’s hit.
    My sympathies to her family and loved ones.
     
  3. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Was on a Canadian website
     
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    Annabuzzy Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    It’s tragic of course, but there’s usually a reason an area is permanently closed.

    I hesitate to mention it, but it’s the elephant in the room
     
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    sara777 A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Pat42 One of Us

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    Must have followed some tracks into the pc area above lakeside bowl

    That whole area is one scary big no fall zone

    Some serious skiers ride a few very sketchy lines in there
     
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    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    blowfin One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Tragic, but you do have to wonder what led to this. Saw the report on the news this morning, and she had taken her board off and was walking when she fell down the side of what I'm assuming was the ridge line leading to Blackcomb peak, and down into the Lakeside bowl. The report stated she had fallen over 200m down the face. Whistler RCMP statement in the following report:
    https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/austr...-while-snowboarding-in-whistler-b-c-1.4307869

     
  10. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sounds like the Avie was a side effect of the 200m fall.

    Was walking (traversing across) the face above the band.
     
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    absentskier Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    cqen2l Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yes, slipped off a cliff and slid 200 metres. Caused a minor avalanche that wasn't the cause of death. :(