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CanadaAlberta man dies after collision during snowmobile race at B.C. ski resort

04:45  21 april  2019
04:45  21 april  2019 Source:   globalnews.ca

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An Alberta man has died after a collision during a snowmobiling race in B . C . on Saturday. Yakima man dies after snowmobile flips over on him, authorities say. Mount Bachelor ski resort , centerpiece of the beautiful Central Oregon Cascades, is 349 highway miles from Seattle.

A ski resort is a resort developed for skiing , snowboarding, and other winter sports. In Europe, most ski resorts are towns or villages in or adjacent to a ski area – a mountainous area with pistes ( ski trails) and a ski lift system.

Alberta man dies after collision during snowmobile race at B.C. ski resort© File image The event was taking place at Sun Peaks Resort in Kamloops.

An Alberta man has died after a collision during a snowmobiling race in B.C. on Saturday.

The man was taking part in the Western Canada Hillcross Tour at Sun Peaks Resort in Kamloops when he suffered serious injuries in the crash.

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Kamloops RCMP said the man was airlifted to the medical centre at the resort, where he passed away.

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Locals enjoyed skiing and hiking beyond the poma to take in some of what has become known as Okanagan Champagne Powder. Over time, lift capacity has steadily increased at Apex and the poma has been relegated to the distant past.

In a statement, Sun Peaks Resort said the event, which was meant to go on through the rest of the weekend, has been cancelled in the wake of the death.

A resort spokesperson said the collision involved a snowmobiler and a driver and that ski patrol provided medical assistance.

"Our hearts go out to the family, friends, event organizers and all those involved," the statement reads. "This is a tragic incident, and we will do everything we can to assist during this difficult time."

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