Missing Snowboarder Fatality, Out of Bounds on Mount Strachan
Cypress Mountain, West Vancouver – On the afternoon of January 29, 2016, a 40 year old male from the Lower Mainland was reported missing by a snowboarding companion to Cypress Base Station at approximately 3:30 PM. The report identified the location where the two persons had crossed a double rope line boundary marking on Upper Mount Strachan earlier in the day, and where the companion had turned back to return to the Ski Area.
A boundary search was subsequently conducted by Cypress Ski Patrol, and the location of a snowboard track exiting down a steep slope beyond the boundary was confirmed. The West Vancouver Police Department was contacted and a search was initiated last night by North Shore Search and Rescue in the area of Montizambert Creek above the Sea to Sky Highway.