No serious injuries for skiers during avalanche

Incident occurred in Monashee Mountains between Lumby and Revelstoke

  • Mar. 30, 2012 3:00 p.m.

Skiers were caught in an avalanche between Lumby and Revelstoke Friday.

Police received a report just after 11 a.m. of skiers injured by an avalanche in the Monashee Mountains.

“What is known is that a guide and a photographer were out with several clients,” said Gord Molendyk, RCMP spokesperson, adding the group was associated with Monashee Powder Snowcats.

“They had been skiing in the area when a natural avalanche started high in the mountains above them.”

Two Monashee Powder Cats employees were caught in the slide. A guide and several clients were able to dig them out of the snow.

“Two employees sustained non-life threatening injuries,” said Molendyk.

“Both were flown by air ambulance to Revelstoke hospital for treatment. Both employees were examined treated and released from hospital.”

The area could only be accessed by helicopter.