Snowboarder Dies In Whistler Avalanche

by The Editors on January 1, 2009

1136192.BinThe new year got off to a deadly start at Whistler Mountain as 26-year-old snowboarder Aaron Fauchon died in an avalanche today at about 3 PM while reportedly riding in the Secret Chutes, near the Symphony Bowl, according to a stories in the Vancouver Sun and The Province.

The man, 26, who was not a resident of B.C., had been boarding by himself out of bounds when he was buried in an avalanche. . . The victims’ names haven’t been released pending notification of next of kin. . . . The victims are the third and fourth skiers or snowboarders to perish at the resort in ten days, and the ninth person this week to die in an avalanche in the province.

This is turning into a pretty bad season and we’re only three weeks in.

[Link: Vancouver Sun and The Province]

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holden May 19, 2021 at 10:35 am

Rest in peace Aaron

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