Fernie snowboarder who plunged 100 metres ID'd as Calgary-area woman

A woman who fell 100 metres to her death while snowboarding in an out-of-bounds area near the Fernie Alpine Resort has been identified as a 20-year-old from south of Calgary.

Alexa Hugh of De Winton died Sunday in a closed area outside of Fernie resort

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. (Nicole Estabrooks)

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.