Snowmobiler airlifted off Haines Summit during busy long weekend for Yukon RCMP

A snowmobiler who crashed head-first into a snowbank over the weekend had to be airlifted off the Haines Summit in Yukon.

Haines Junction man crashed head-first into snowbank, broke femur

The South Klondike Highway north of Fraser, B.C., looking toward the White Pass. Police set up a check stop in the White Pass area over the Easter long weekend. (Murray Lundberg)

A snowmobiler who crashed head-first into a snowbank over the weekend had to be airlifted off the Haines Summit in Yukon.

The RCMP say the man, in his 40s and a resident of Haines Junction, suffered a broken femur.

He was airlifted off the summit by helicopter and then transported to Vancouver for further medical treatment.

"He is reported to be doing well," RCMP said in a news release.

RCMP say they were "kept busy" over the Easter long weekend, dealing with another "half dozen other incidents with injuries such as broken arms" in the Haines Summit and White Pass Summit areas.

Checkstops also resulted in 15 tickets in the Haines Junction area and 35 violations in the White Pass area.