2 skiers are awaiting rescue after skiing beyond the boundary of Cypress Mountain Resort on Sunday.
The two are hunkered down in the extremely dangerous and avalanche prone Tony Baker Gulley zone. Rescue officials are reporting the two were “not prepared to spend the night on the mountain.” According to CBC News, The skiers have been in contact with authorities via text message but due to precarious avalanche conditions, any rescue has been postponed until search and rescue officials feel they can reach the pair safely.
“Due to high avalanche conditions, avi danger assessments, and observed avalanches in the area, NSR will not be committing crews further into the gully at this time. There is also a danger crews may trigger avalanches above the missing skiers. NSR will be pulling out crews that are in the field. NSR will be resuming air operations at first light.” – North Shore Rescue
In the coming hours, rescue personnel hope to extract the two via helicopter so as not to put anyone on an already dangerous slope.
Find the entire CBC article here: North Shore Rescue to leave 2 out-of-bound skiers on Cypress until morning