Father, son with Montreal roots killed in Alberta avalanche

A father and son with Montreal roots are dead after an avalanche in Lake Louise, Alta.

Pair found yesterday afternoon by search and rescue dog team after being reported missing by hotel management

Rescuers say a lone snowmobiler who triggered an avalanche near Terrace, B.C., is lucky to be alive after he was buried under two metres of snow. (Radio-Canada)

A father and son with Montreal roots are dead after an avalanche in Lake Louise, Alta.

A Parks Canada release says RCMP requested the aid of Parks Canada Search and Rescue personnel to help search for the two Saturday afternoon.

The release says a Parks Canada dog handler found the victims buried under debris at the base of Mount Fairview on the shore of Lake Louise. 

A Parks Canada official told CBC News that the father and son had rented a toboggan and were found away from more popular trails around the mountain's base.  

"We do have a lot of users that go for a walk or travel up and down the right hand side [of the lake] but these folks had wandered over to the left hand side of the lake under some fairly steep slopes," said Bill Hunt, a resource conservation manager with Parks Canada.

The pair were reported missing by the management of their hotel a few days ago. Radio-Canada is describing them as a man in his 30s and an adolescent male who had been on holiday in the area for about a week when they went missing.

Their names are being withheld pending notification of their next of kin.

With files from CBC News / Radio-Canada