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'Incredible' B.C. skier Dave Treadway killed in backcountry accident

PEMBERTON, B.C. — Well-known British Columbia professional freeskier Dave Treadway has died in a backcountry accident north of Whistler.

A statement on Treadway’s website says the “incredible skier and monumental human” died April 15 in an accident near Rhododendron Mountain, not far from his Pemberton-area home. 

Pemberton Search and Rescue confirms its members responded Monday after learning a 38-year-old had fallen 30 metres into a crevasse.

A social media post from Ski Journal Magazine editor Mike Rogge says Treadway was crossing a snow bridge when it collapsed. 

Treadway, who was sponsored by several major companies, including Rossignol and GoPro, is described by online magazine SBC Skier as “one of the most influential skiers of our time,” and was featured in video’s showing breathtaking descents on near vertical mountain faces.  

Treadway is survived by his wife and the couple’s two young sons.

The Canadian Press