Backcountry skier dead following avalanche near Nelson

No details so far from coroner on the woman's identity.

Backcountry skier dead following avalanche near Nelson

A woman who’d been backcountry skiing is dead following an avalanche near Nelson, the BC Coroners Service said.

No details have been released on the woman’s identity or whether she was with anyone else at the time of the slide.

A forecast from Avalanche Canada on Saturday says there is an “unusually weak” snowpack in the Kootenay Boundary region, which includes Nelson.

It says conditions are primed for people triggering avalanches.

RCMP in the region did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The Canadian Press