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Skier dead after 'serious incident' on Blackcomb Mountain

Incident reportedly occurred in Sapphire Bowl.
A 62-year-old skier is dead after an incident on Blackcomb Mountain last week.

A 62-year-old man is dead after a "serious incident" on Blackcomb Mountain on Friday, Jan. 19, Whistler Blackcomb (WB) has confirmed.

The man was reportedly skiing in Sapphire Bowl, an expert-designated area in Blackcomb Glacier Provincial Park, when the incident occurred.

"After emergency care and evaluation was performed by an on-duty physician at the site of the incident, the guest was pronounced deceased and transported off Blackcomb Mountain," WB said in a statement.  

"Whistler Blackcomb, Whistler Blackcomb Ski Patrol and the entire Vail Resorts family extend our deepest sympathy and support to our guest’s family and friends,” added Belinda Trembath, Whistler Blackcomb's COO.     

A cause of death has yet to be determined.

Check back with Pique for more as this story develops.