The body of an Alberta man has been recovered after a fatal avalanche outside Fernie.
RCMP and Search and Rescue were called at approximately 6 PM Monday, after the slide occurred in the Lizard Mountain range earlier in the afternoon.
Police say a 36 year old victim died in the avalanche which early investigations reveal was triggered by a group of back country skiers.
Fernie Search and Rescue technicians removed the remaining members of the ski group out of the area to safety and have completed the recovery of the deceased.
The BC Corner Service and Mounties are continuing to investigate the incident.
RCMP say no further details will be released.
(Photo courtesy of Fernie Search and Rescue)