A 33-year-old local woman is dead after she fell into a tree well on Blackcomb Mountain on Tuesday (March 15).
Whistler Blackcomb called RCMP around 11:40 a.m. to report the fatality. The woman -- an off-duty Whistler Blackcomb employee -- had been skiing in the 7th Heaven area with her husband when the pair became separated in a treed area. She was reported missing and a search was launched.
A member of the public discovered her unresponsive in a tree well, police said.
Blackcomb ski patrol, a mountain doctor, a paramedic and nurse practitioner rushed to the scene and attempted to resuscitate her, but she was declared dead.
"Whistler Blackcomb wishes to express its sincerest condolences to friends, family and co-workers for this sad loss," Whistler Blackcomb said, in a release.