Sudden death at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

RCMP reported a possible sudden death of a 27-year-old-male at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort on December 27.

  • Dec. 27, 2011 9:00 a.m.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in Golden have released information about a death at the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort (KHMR).

On December 27 at 1:08 a.m. the Golden/Field RCMP received a call reporting a possible sudden death at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.

A 27-year-old-male had struck a post while sliding down a ski run after hours. Kicking Horse Mountain Resort security personnel and an off duty emergency room nurse were on the scene within minutes of the occurrence to assist the victim along with several family members.

BC Ambulance Service were dispatched and arrived shortly after.

The 27-year-old-male  was transported and pronounced dead at the Golden and District Hospital. RCMP and KHMR employees located the starting point of the tracks and footprints located well up the ski trail near tower 5 of the Catamount quad chair. KHMR does not permit night skiing or sliding on the ski trails. The investigation is ongoing in the death.

At this point the name is not being released.