Whitewater access road

Whitewater access road

Skier survives avalanche near Whitewater

At about 12:30 p.m. Thursday,a lone skier triggered a minor avalanche in the Evening Ridge area near Whitewater Ski Resort.

A 45-year-old South Slocan man skied through a minor avalanche that he triggered Thursday in the Evening Ridge area near Whitewater Ski Resort.

RCMP say he was unharmed.

No one else was involved and the Whitewater Ski Resort access road was not affected.

Nelson Search and Rescue and the RCMP search dog were initially called in but stood down when it was confirmed their services were not required.

Police remind anyone using the backcountry to always check the current local avalanche conditions before traveling into the backcountry and to let family or friends know the details including the estimated time of return.