Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Steamboat Springs It is thought as many as 21 skiers needed help getting out of the backcountry after going out of bounds at Steamboat Ski Area late Wednesday afternoon.
Routt County Search and Rescue Incident Cmdr. Delbert Bostock said that by early evening, ski patrollers were able to reach most of the skiers and guide them out.
At about 8 p.m., one skier still needed help, and volunteers with Search and Rescue were preparing to go rescue the skier. Bostock said the skier went out of bounds at the ski area and was thought to be on the Fish Creek Falls Trail.
Bostock did not immediately know why so many skiers needed help after going out of bounds. The skiers were in several groups, he said. There were two groups of five skiers, one group of eight skiers and one group of three skiers.
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