NEWS
03/23/2016 19:20 EDT | Updated 03/24/2017 01:12 EDT

Alberta woman falls to her death while snowboarding on B.C. mountain

KELOWNA, B.C. — The British Columbia coroner says an Alberta woman fell to her death while snowboarding in an out-of-bounds area near the Fernie Alpine Resort.

The coroner says 20-year-old Alexa Hugh of De Winton, Alta., was with a friend last Sunday when they entered a permanently closed area outside of the resort in B.C.'s East Kootenay region. 

Hugh fell more than 100 metres down a steep slope.

The woman was taken to hospital, but couldn't be resuscitated.

Both the coroners' service and the RCMP are investigating the death.

The Canadian Press