CHETWYND -- One person is dead after an avalanche near Chetwynd on Saturday.

According to a social media post from Avalanche Canada, a snowmobiler was killed about 12 kilometers west of Chetwynd.

Avalanche Canada says the deadly slide happened in a chute at treeline elevation and ran approximately 250 metres down the slope. Two others were caught in the slide but survived.

“We are saddened to learn of a fatal avalanche accident that occurred in the Hasler riding area in the North Rockies,” said post from Avalanche Canada on X.

"The rider was located and extracted by snowmobilers at the scene, but did not survive," the agency said in an incident report on its website.

Avalanche Canada has listed the avalanche danger in the B.C. Rockies as high.

“Dangerous avalanche conditions exist across almost all of our forecast regions for tomorrow (Monday) as the warm stormy weather continues to destabilize the snowpack. In many areas, travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended,” said Avalanche Canada.

The death marks the first recorded avalanche fatality of the year in B.C., after 14 people were killed by avalanches in the province in 2023.