7:20pm January 5th, 2018 [Facebook]

A group of 11 skiers triggered an avalanche today high in Orca Bowl.

A total of 6 were affected by the slide, estimated at a Size 2, with one of the party carried down the slope around 300 metres. Thankfully none were fully buried and the group were able to effect a companion rescue to extricate all the affected skiers.

Fernie Search and Rescue was tasked at mid-day to extract the injured skiers. Three avalanche technicians responded to the site and three injured skiers were flown back to Fernie and handed over to BCAS with suspected minor injuries.

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Stock Photo: Raven Eye Photography