Two skiers from Spain rescued after spending four cold nights in the Kootenay backcountry

Two skiers who were unprepared to spend anytime at night in the backcountry found themselves stuck and unable to get back to the resort after skiing out-of-bounds – TMTV.NET file photo

TMTV.NET Golden BC – Two skiers who went out-of-bounds from the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in the Kootenay Region of southeast BC and could not get back have been rescued after spending four cold nights in the backcountry were evening temperatures were -10 C.

The 43-year-old woman and 41-year-old man were reported missing Sunday morning after they failed to check out from their hotel Saturday.

The hotel contacted the RCMP who then called out Golden Search and Rescue and found the two in Quartz Creek, located on the backside of the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.

RCMP say the skiers were unprepared to spend anytime at night in the backcountry. Both suffered minor injuries and were transported to the hospital in Golden.

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