He was known as the “Krazy Canadian” for his extreme rides, big jumps, and steep climbs.
But the B.C. Coroner’s Service has now identified 45-year-old extreme snowmobiler Dan Davidoff as the victim of a fatal slide near Castlegar, Monday.
Davidoff was reported missing by a family member when he failed to return from a solo ride, and was found buried near his sled the following day.
Davidoff’s moniker came from a series of extreme sledding videos called “Krazy Canadian Adventures,” in which he rode routes with names like “wild thing,” “the ultimate wild thing,” and “the krazy stupid chute.”
Krazy 8, the latest volume in the series, was in production at the time of his death.
His final post to Facebook, the day of his fatal accident, shows Davidoff jumping a snowmobile with the caption “Norm. Look I can fly. Lol.”
Tributes from friends and fans have now begun pouring in on social media, including one comment that “Now you are really flying my friend! May god watch over your family.”
Word of Davidoff’s death prompted a renewed call from one interior sledding group, Nobody sleds Alone, to focus on backcountry safety.
“All I heard was he was riding alone. Should be a BIG wakeup call for all. No one should ride alone, regardless of skill or equipment. Dan was one of the best chute climbers around. Extremely knowledgable in the backcountry and of snow conditions. Yet this happened.”
It is with deepest sadness that I have learned today that the Krazy Canadian, Dan Davidoff has been killed in a...Posted by Nobody sleds alone Revelstoke, Sicamous,and Kootenay's on Tuesday, March 15, 2016