An American was killed Friday in an avalanche near Golden, Canada, about 440 miles east of Vancouver, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. Reported.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said a party of backcountry skiers from the United States were caught in the slide, which occurred at around 3:40 p.m. local time.

"One person (was) buried," Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said, adding that "the person was dug out by members of the ski party."

Moskaluk said the skier did not have a pulse after being freed from the snow.

Attempts to revive the man as he was transported by helicopter to Golden General Hospital were unsuccessful.

The man's identity was being withheld pending notification of his next of kin, the Vancouver Sun reported.

Three people have died in avalanches in British Columbia this winter, the CBC reported.