Bodies of two experienced skiers recovered from BC mnt.
A recent update on the search for the missing skier in that avalache near Smithers:
VANCOUVER - The bodies of two experienced backcountry skiers were recovered Monday from a northern B.C. mountain after an avalanche crashed down on them over the weekend.
Crews first blasted Tom George Mountain to stabilize the snow before heading in on skis with search dogs to locate the people who were killed on Saturday in the slide south of Smithers.
The B.C. Coroner's Service is now investigating the deaths of a 64-year-old Canmore, Alta., man and a 52-year-old woman from Regina, whose names are not being released.
RCMP Cpl. Dan Moskaluk says the pair were among a group of four who arrived at the Burnie Glacier Chalet by helicopter, then hiked up the mountain carrying all the right safety equipment before making their fatal descent.