Government of British Columbia

Government of British Columbia

March 23, 2016 18:53 ET

Government of British Columbia: BC Coroners Service Identifies Victim of Snowboarding Accident

KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - March 23, 2016) -

For Immediate Release
March 23, 2016

Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General
BC Coroners Service


BC Coroners Service identifies victim of snowboarding accident

KELOWNA - The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a woman who died after a snowboarding incident at Fernie Alpine Resort on March 20, 2016.

She is Alexa Marie Britt Hugh, aged 20, of De Winton, Alberta, near Calgary.

Ms. Hugh was snowboarding with a companion at the Fernie Alpine Resort about 1:30 p.m. on March 20, 2016. They entered a permanently closed area above the Lizard Bowl where terrain is particularly rugged. Ms. Hugh fell more than 100 metres down a very steep slope.

She was rushed to Elk Valley Hospital but could not be resuscitated.

The BC Coroners Service and RCMP continue to investigate this death.

Ms. Hugh's family has been notified of his death. On behalf of family members, the BC Coroners Service requests that the media respect their privacy during this difficult time.

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Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Barb McLintock
    Coroner, Strategic Programs
    BC Coroners Service
    250 356-9253