Skier dies after Sunday avalanche near Golden, B.C.

GOLDEN, B.C. -- RCMP say a southern Alberta man who was hurt Sunday in an avalanche while skiing near Golden, British Columbia, has died of his injuries.

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The 64-year-old man, who was from Canmore, was airlifted to Calgary in critical condition.

He was one of six people who were hurt in the slide during a self-guided trip near Sunshine Lodge.

The previous day Nick Roberts, a Calgary Fire Department technician, was killed in an avalanche in the same region while snowmobiling with friends.

Both groups were out despite a special warning that was issued by Avalanche Canada Friday warning of the possibility of "very large and dangerous avalanches" in the region.

Eight people have died in British Columbia this season due to avalanches.



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