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Pro skier from BC dies in backcountry near Pemberton

Tributes are pouring in for a man being described as a world class role model for young skiers.

Dave Treadway has been identified as the skier who was killed after falling into a crevasse near Pemberton on Monday.

<who>Photo Credit: Facebook</who>Dave Treadway

According to Pemberton District Search and Rescue, Treadway fell over 30 metres down a crevasse near Rhododendron Mountain and was found unresponsive.

“Dave was a passionate individual whose achievements in the mountains were only outweighed by his desire to show others the love of God,” reads a GoFundMe created for Treadway's family.

“He did this by serving as a youth leader in his community and by leading as a professional skiing role model.”

<who>Photo Credit: Facebook</who>Dave Treadway

The response to that GoFundMe goes to show the impact that Treadway had as it’s raised more than $80,000 in just 19 hours.

Money raised will go to support Treadway’s family, which includes his wife Tessa and their three children who are six-years-old, two-years-old and unborn.

“The money will never replace Dave, but it might provide for opportunities that he would have surely made happen for the family he loved,” it reads.

<who>Photo Credit: Facebook</who>Dave Treadway and his family.

Over recent years, Treadway had shifted his focus from a successful professional skiing career to his family life and had been documenting the family’s travels on Instagram.

They had recently committed to buying a house in Golden, B.C.

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