Retallack Snowboarding Fatality
A woman died at a remote backcountry skiing lodge in B.C.'s Kootenay Mountains on Wednesday afternoon, but officials have not yet released the cause of death.
The incident happened at the Retallack Lodge, located in a remote pass between New Denver and Kaslo in the West Kootenay region of southeastern B.C.
The lodge management has said little about what happened, except that the woman, who was a guest, was out with a group of skiers on a run known as Stovepipe at around 3:20 p.m. PT when she died.
Spokesperson Keith Davis did say it was a "non-avalanche" death and more information will be released after a police review of the incident.
The region is known for its deep snow and expert skiing terrain, which the lodge accesses with snowcat machines and the high-end lodge charges about $800 per day for its ski packages, including accommodation.
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