A snowmobiler was caught in an avalanche in steep terrain while riding near Starlight Mountain in Willmore Wilderness Park approximately 50 km southeast of Grande Cache. The size 2.5 slab avalanche measured approximately 200 m wide by 300 m long and released on or close to the ground.
The victim was located and dug out of the snow by the other member of the group but could not be revived. Authorities were notified but were unable to mount a recovery until the following day due to the late hour and lack of daylight. The survivor spent the night in a nearby cabin and was aided out of the backcountry with assistance from RCMP and volunteers.