Local Avalanche IncidentsApril 20th, 2016 - Mineral Mountain Area, Chilkat Pass
Details from Avalanche Canada: "While skiing on steep rib feature, an athlete on a film shoot triggered a small loose dry avalanche. Skied or possibly swept over small cliff off planned line of descent. Landed in flat spot/hollow and buried by small avalanche that came over cliff from behind. Possibly a very thin soft slab may have been involved as well as loose snow avalanche."
Limited additional details gathered by HAIC: The skier was fully buried about 50cm deep and there was some form of beacon search required to dig them out. It is unclear whether the victim died as a result of trauma or asphyxiation.