updated 12/29/2010 1:36:21 PM ET 2010-12-29T18:36:21

Police say a snowmobiler has been killed in an avalanche at a western Canadian mountain range.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said Wednesday the 43-year-old man was swept off a mountain in southern British Columbia in a remote site about 124 miles (200 kilometers) northeast of Vancouver after the snowslide hit Tuesday afternoon.

The man, from British Columbia, was snowmobiling with 11 others who were exploring a network of trails. Moskaluk says none of the other sledders were caught in the avalanche.

Western Canada has become a danger spot for avalanche-related deaths. Last winter, 26 people were killed in avalanches on mountain ranges in that region.

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