UPDATE - Feb. 25, 2013: Holger Achim Fritz, 24, was killed in the Revelstoke avalanche. Fritz was originally from Stuttgart, Germany, but most recently had been living and working in the Revelstoke area, said the B.C. Coroners Service.

REVELSTOKE, B.C. - An avalanche has swept down the backside of the Revelstoke Mountain Resort, catching up a group of three skiers and killing one of them.

RCMP Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said Friday the group was skiing in an out-of-bounds area at a resort in the Greely Lake area when the avalanche came down.

"A number of the group were able to get out to summon further help and are speaking with RCMP investigators and search and rescue," he said.

Barb McLintock of the BC Coroners Service said the slide took place between 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m., and the skiers were in a group of five skiers who had left the resort.

McLintock said the two skiers who were not hit by the slide dug out the three who were, but they were too late to help one of the skiers who died.

"I don't know what equipment they were equipped with, but they did self-rescue," Moskaluk said, adding the body will be recovered on Saturday.

Moskaluk could not provide the ages or hometowns of the skiers.

"The weather conditions were not good, so there's still recovery work to be done by search and rescue," added McLintock.

Canadian Avalanche Centre forecasts indicate a high danger rating in many areas of the province, meaning travel isn't recommended in the alpine and at the treeline.

The rating also means that natural avalanches are likely and human-triggered avalanches are very likely.

A series of weather systems has dumped heavy snow on many B.C. mountains.

While the risk is supposed to decrease tomorrow, the avalanche centre indicates the threat will rise again on Sunday when another storm moves in.

The areas where the danger is high include the South Coast, Sea-to-Sky, the North and South Columbia, Monashees and Selkirks, Kootenay-Boundary, the Purcells and the South Rockies.

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  • A French delegation, including French Interior Minister Manuel Valls, second from right, board a police helicopter after an avalanche in the French Alps near Chamonix, France, swept at least nine climbers to their deaths, Thursday, July 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

  • A French rescue helicopter returns to a helipad after searching the area where an avalanche in the French Alps near Chamonix, France, swept at least nine climbers to their deaths, Thursday, July 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

  • Clouds billow over the French Alps where an avalanche in the mountains near Chamonix, France, swept at least nine climbers to their deaths, Thursday, July 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

  • A French rescue helicopter leaves for a search mission after an avalanche in the French Alps near Chamonix, France, swept at least nine climbers to their deaths, Thursday, July 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

  • French rescue works arrive at a helicopter landing area after an avalanche in the French Alps near Chamonix, France, swept at least nine climbers to their deaths, Thursday, July 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

  • A rescue worker helicopter returning from the avalanche site, lands in Chamonix, French Alps, Thursday, July, 12, 2012. (AP Photo)

  • Gendarmes use blankets to hide victims of an avalanche at Chamonix rescue base, French Alps, Thursday, July, 12, 2012. (AP Photo)

  • In this June 1, 2005 file picture the "Mont Maudit", center, and the "Mont Blanc" main peak, right rear, are photographed at 4,808 meters above sea level above Chamonix, France. (AP Photo/Keystone/Arno Balzarini, File)

  • This June 1, 2005 file picture shows alpinists on the Arete Cosmique with a view of the north side of Mont Blanc du Tacul, left, the Mont Maudit, center, and the Mont Blanc, right. (AP Photo/fls/Keystone/Arno Balzarini, File)