The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died following a snowboarding incident on Blackcomb Mountain in Whistler on Nov. 26, 2016.
He was Matej Svana, aged 27, a native of Slovakia but most recently living in Whistler.
Mr. Svana was snowboarding on the Arthur’s Choice run on Blackcomb Mountain about noon on Nov. 26, 2016, when he became separated from his companion, who quickly reported him missing to the ski patrol. Passing skiers found him shortly afterwards immersed in an unconsolidated snow pack. Resuscitative efforts were unsuccessful, and he was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The BC Coroners Service and Whistler RCMP continue to investigate this death.
Mr. Svana’s family has been notified of his death. On behalf of family members, the BC Coroners Service asks that media respect their privacy at this difficult time.