Calgary photographer dies skiing at Fernie ski resort

ByDavid M. Conte

Feb 14, 2022

“Our thoughts and care are with him and his family,” Fernie Alpine Resort said in a statement to Postmedia.

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A 65-year-old Calgary man died Saturday while skiing near Fernie, B.C.

Ted Rhodes, a former Windsor Star and Calgary Herald photographer, was admitted to hospital with serious injuries around 5pm following a skiing incident at Fernie Alpine Resort. RCMP said he succumbed to his injuries before police arrived at the hospital.

Police say Rhodes was skiing with a friend when he hit an icy stretch and lost control, sending him sliding into a tree.

“Our thoughts and care are with him and his family,” Fernie Alpine Resort said in a statement to Postmedia.

The BC Coroners Service is investigating Rhodes’ death, but the RCMP do not believe the incident was criminal in nature.

Rhodes was a talented photographer and worked for years as chief photographer at the Calgary Herald before retiring a few years ago.

With files by Stephanie Babych

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