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A press release from Mount Washington Alpine Resort this morning told a tragic tale about a man who was found dead on Monday, January 22nd.

He was snowboarding away from prepared ski runs, and was found in a wooded area within the boundaries of the resort.

According to several reports, the deceased was a young man in his 20s.

The investigation has since been turned over to BC Coroner Service, who are currently in the process of determining the cause of death.

“This is a very sad tragedy,” said resort General Manager Peter Gibson.

“Everyone here at the Resort sends our sincerest condolences to the family and friends. I would like to thank our dedicated Patrol staff for their assistance.”