04/12/2014 16:52 EDT | Updated 06/12/2014 05:59 EDT

Avalanche claims 1 life near Golden, B.C.

A female skier from the U.S. has died in an avalanche in the Kootenays while skiing on the Gothics Glacier above Fairy Meadows near Golden, B.C.

Godlen District Search and Rescue's Shauna Speers says they received word of an "ongoing rescue" around 3:15 p.m. PT Friday.

Speers says two search and rescue technicians flew to the area using the services of Alpine Helicopters and joined in the rescue effort.

The skier was flown back to Golden Hospital before being transferred to Foothills Hospital in Calgary but did not survive.

MAP: Fairy Meadows below Gothics Glacier