An overdue skier died Sunday evening at Golden’s Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.
A 30-year-old man from Golden had been out skiing with a friend, RCMP said in a release Monday.
They got separated, and the friend reported him missing around 6 p.m. when he failed to meet up with him as scheduled.
Resort staff then began a sweep of the hill. The man was found on one of the runs at about 7 p.m.
“He wasn’t in an area that we would have immediately seen him,” said Const. Spencer Lainchbury about why the skier wasn’t located before end-of-day patrols.
The man was then rushed to paramedics, but they could not revive him. He was pronounced dead at the scene.