Alaska avalanche kills 1, injures 2

One person is dead and two others are injured after an avalanche Sunday in the mountains near Haines, Alaska.

Christian Cabainilla worked as a guide for a heli-ski operation

Christian Cabainilla worked as a guide for a heli-ski operation based in Haines, Alaska. He died in an avalanche this weekend. (Google Maps)

One person was killed and two others were injured after an avalanche Sunday in the mountains near Haines, Alaska.

The deceased man, Christian Cabainilla, worked as a guide for a heli-ski operation based in Haines. The company website says Cabainilla had extensive experience as a backcountry ski guide in Alaska and South America.

State troopers from Juneau, Alaska, are expected to arrive in Haines Monday to conduct an investigation.

This is the third heli-skiing fatality in Haines in two years. A guide and a skier died last year near Haines in separate incidents.