Skier dies in ‘snow immersion event’ while catskiing near Whistler 

Accident happens in Tricouni Meadows area

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A 53-year-old California man has died after "a traumatic snow immersion event" while skiing with his wife and children on a guided snowcat tour with Powder Mountain.

The accident happened on Saturday Dec. 19 at 12:30 p.m. in the Tricouni Meadows area of Powder Mountain's tenure.

Powder Mountain released a media statement to the Pique Tuesday night but would not comment on the incident. It is not clear if the accident occurred in a tree well or a snow depression.

Powder Mountain guides and two off-duty paramedics started CPR, which continued as the man was transported by snow cat to an ambulance and then to the Squamish Hospital.

The man was pronounced dead at VGH.

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