UPDATED: Rescue underway for overnight skier near Whitewater Resort

TMTV 7:30 AM — A rescue is underway by Nelson Search and Rescue for a skier who spent a cold night in the back country close to Whitewater Ski Resort near Nelson BC in the West Kootenay area of southeast BC. – Photo: Nelson Search and Rescue

Nelson search and Rescue will be flying in by helicopter to rescue the stranded skier who got too far away from the ski hill and could not make it back by the end of the day Monday.

Nelson Search and Rescue Photo

This is the second rescue within a 12 hour period after the Nelson Search team rescued a stranded snowmobiler who got stuck in the back country.


Nelson Search and Rescue was activated Feb 27 at 5:30 pm for an overdue backcountry skier in the Wh2o Ski Resort area. Crews were sent to two separate ridges in the dark to search for tracks and direction of travel. Sightings earlier in the day have placed the subject in a remote area. Morning of the 28th a helicopter rescue crew was able to access the area and located the subject trying to ski his way out. The subject was very experienced and was well trained in winter survival but he was alone and was heading in the wrong direction.


Search and Rescue in the West Kootenay keeps busy with three calls in as many days