Two Snowborders Rescued in Hellroaring Basin

North Valley Search and Rescue and Flathead Backcountry Nordic Patrol found the two snowboarders shortly before 9 p.m.

By Beacon Staff

Two skiers are safe and sound after being reported missing in Hellroaring Basin north of Whitefish Monday evening, according to the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Chuck Curry said his office received a report of two lost skiers outside the boundaries of Whitefish Mountain Resort at about 6:15 p.m. The Flathead Backcountry Nordic Patrol, North Valley Search and Rescue and Whitefish Mountain Resort Ski Patrol coordinated a search and the two skiers were found at about 9 p.m., 4 or 5 miles away from the ski area boundaries. As of 9:30 p.m. the search party was leading the two skiers out of the backcountry.

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