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Australian woman dies in Canadian avalanche

A 42-year-old Australian has died in an avalanche while snowboarding in Canada Source: AAP

A 42-year-old NSW woman has died in an avalanche while snowboarding at a popular ski resort in Canada.

A NSW woman has died in an avalanche while snowboarding at the popular Whistler Blackcomb ski resort in Canada.

The 42-year-old was snowboarding at the resort on Thursday local time when ski patrol responded to an incident which triggered an avalanche, Whistler Blackcomb said in a statement to AAP on Friday.

The woman was transported to Whistler Health Care Centre where she was pronounced dead.

A 36-year-old man who was with the woman was rescued from the same area.

"Whistler Blackcomb, Whistler Blackcomb Ski Patrol and the entire Vail Resorts family extend our deepest sympathy and support to our guest's family and friends," chief operating officer Pete Sonntag said.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said in a statement it was providing consular assistance to the family of an Australian woman who died in Canada.

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