A class 2.5 avalanche fatally buried a skier at Sifton Col in Glacier National Park on Sunday.

Skier dies in avalanche at Glacier National Park

The deceased is a 38-year-old man from Revelstoke.

A skier from Revelstoke died after being buried by an avalanche at Sifton Col in Glacier National Park on Sunday.

According to a press release from Revelstoke RCMP, the deceased is a 38-year-old male who was skiing with two others. He had skied into the bowl to test the conditions, while his friends waited at the top of the ridge.

It was about 2 p.m. when a class 2.5 avalanche was triggered, burring the man. His friends dug him out of the snow, but he was unconscious. One member of the group gave him CPR, while the other skied back to the Parks Canada office at Rogers Pass for help.

“Parks Canada’s team of visitor safety and avalanche technicians responded immediately by helicopter,” the release said. “The male was not responding to CPR attempts and had succumbed at the scene.”

The remainder of the party was safely extracted by helicopter.

Police have not released the victim’s name.

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