Body of missing Alberta skier found near Revelstoke, B.C.

He was reported as missing on Friday.

Michael Foster, 24, of Airdrie, Alta. was last seen on Tuesday

Twenty-four-year-old Michael Foster of Airdrie, Alta., was last seen Tuesday and was reported missing on Friday. (Chris Armstrong/file)

Police say a skier has been found dead one day after he was reported missing from a resort near Revelstoke, B.C.

Twenty-four-year-old Michael Foster of Airdrie, Alta., was last seen Tuesday and was reported missing on Friday.

RCMP say Foster's body was found late Saturday afternoon in a drainage area northeast of the resort, following an extensive search by ski patrol and search and rescue crews.

Police and the BC Coroners Service are investigating the death.

Mounties are reminding outdoor enthusiasts to be prepared when exploring the backcountry, carrying extra food, water and a communication device.

They also recommend always travelling with other people and notifying someone responsible about when you expect to return.

Police say Revelstoke Search and Rescue team located Foster in the Greely Creek drainage area. (RCMP)