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Alaska skier killed in backcountry avalanche near Nelson, British Columbia

Skiers climb to reach a high point for a run. (Associated Press)
Skiers climb to reach a high point for a run. (Associated Press)

WINTERSPORTS -- An American skier was killed in an avalanche incident in Canada near Nelson on Saturday two days after four U.S. skiers, including one from Spokane, were injured in an avalanche while snowcat skiing near Rossland.

British Columbia police say a 32-year-old woman from Anchorage, Alaska, died while skiing with two others near Qua Peak in the southern part of the province on Saturday morning.

The Vancouver Sun reports that all three are described as experienced back country skiers who had avalanche training and proper equipment.

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