Missing skiers found in Rossland

Two backcountry skiers that went missing Thursday were found the next morning near Red Mountain Resort.

Two backcountry skiers that went missing Thursday were found the next morning near Red Mountain Resort.

The skiers, a 46 year old man and his 15 year old son, had gone out skiing for the day and when they did not return as expected at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Rossland Search and Rescue was called in.

The team conducted a search into the night unsuccessfully, then continued the search the next morning with the help of South Columbia and Castlegar Search and Rescue units.

The skiers were located near a drainage to Esling Creek at 10:45 a.m. Friday. They were both in good condition.

They had gotten lost after taking a wrong path Thursday before the weather closed in around Gray Mountain, which they were on the backside of.

The skiers, from Boston, MA, were familiar with the area, and in good physical shape, but were caught up in white-out conditions in the backcountry.

RCMP Sgt, Rob Hawton said that this was the second rescue that Search and Rescue has been called out for in just three days.

“On March 12 at 11:45 p.m., police received a report of two snowshoers missing at Strawberry Pass, located on Hwy. 3B north of Rossland,” Hawton said, adding that the men, in their late 40’s-early 50’s, had gone out at around 6 p.m. for an hour or two and had not returned. Rossland Search and Rescue was activated and located the pair at just after four in the morning.

“They were in good condition and had gotten lost in bad weather conditions,” he said.

 

Just Posted

Nelson-area man wants trapping laws changed after dog killed

Louis Seguin’s 10-month-old Australian shepherd died in a body-gripping trap last month

Trail church asks families to tend the Christmas kettles

Volunteering teaches kids how to be generous of heart, if they can’t be generous of wallet

West Kootenay highways a mess as heavy snowfall continues

‘Roads are very icy, people have to be patient and have to slow down’

Snowfall warning across the West Kootenay

A strong Pacific frontal system had Environment Canada issuing a snowfall advisory early Tuesday

Over $25,000 raised for Columbia Basin literacy

Success for 2018 Books for Kids campaign

VIDEO: Close encounter with a whale near Canada-U.S border

Ron Gillies had his camera ready when a whale appeared Dec. 7

B.C. Liberals call for outside audit of Speaker’s office

Auditor General implicated in Darryl Plecas accusations of impropriety

Three victims of ex-ski coach Bertrand Charest suing Alpine Canada

The victims are also seeking $150,000 each in punitive damages

Trudeau names four new senators, filling every seat in the Senate

Trudeau has appointed 49 senators since becoming prime minister and will have the chance to appoint more in 2019

B.C. member of parliament takes feds to task on opioid crisis

‘Too many families are tragically losing parents, siblings and children to the opioid crisis.’

B.C. man suffering heart attack not allowed to board Quadra Island ferry

Quadra Island man recovering after being airlifted to hospital in Victoria

Judge gives Michael Cohen 3 years in prison

Judge William H. Pauley III said Cohen deserved a harsh punishment for crimes including tax evasion

Humboldt Broncos, cannabis, Fortnite: Here are Canadians’ top Google searches for 2018

When celebrities died or Canada Post went on strike, Canada turned to Google

Most Read