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January 15, 2009

Skiers Get Lost Near Powder Moutain, UT - Spend Cold Night

From the SLC Tribune:

A husband and wife spent a night huddled against a rock after skiing outside the boundaries of Powder Mountain resort in Eden, the resort's snow safety director said.

Following some tracks, the pair skied out of the eastern side of the resort, at about 2 p.m. Monday, said Powder Mountain snow safety director Roger Arave.

They continued down a canyon in the La Plata area, ending up about three to five miles outside the resort boundaries. Though they passed boundary several signs, foggy conditions made visibility poor, Arave said.

The pair decided to find a protected place to spend the night, Arave said.

The next day, they futilely tried to reach the resort again on their own until about 3 p.m., when they were found by a group of snowmobilers from the nearby Monte Cristo recreation area.

Though they were without matches or a cell phone, the pair made it through the experience unscathed, Arave said.

"They seemed to be in pretty good shape for the ordeal they had been through," he said.

Glad they made it out OK.

Posted by Justin at January 15, 2009 01:14 PM