A little before noon on January 5th, two recreational snowmobilers doing off-piste riding were doing climbs and playing in the new snow during a storm. They climbed a steep slope of an old gravel pit following each other. The first rider triggered the avalanche when arriving at the top of the slope. The second sledder was hit by the avalanche and carried down. He was destabilized, rolled and ejected from his snowmobile before being completely buried under the snow and his snowmobile, which was also completely buried. He was located by rescue services (police and firefighters) and transported to hospital in a critical condition. He died a few days later.
Precipitation Type & Intensity
Weather Comment: Storm in progress, about 60cm HST Jan 4-5 at Mont Joli