Skier Lost Near Big Mountain

Sheriff says man was last seen in the area of Flower Point

By Justin Franz

Updated: Feb. 18, 6:45 p.m.

Search and rescue teams on the ground and in the air have found no sign of a Flathead County skier who went missing Saturday afternoon near Whitefish Mountain Resort.

Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry said Flathead County Search and Rescue and North Valley Rescue teams spent much of Saturday evening and all of Sunday looking for the man but after 24 hours have come up empty handed. The man, who has not yet been identified by authorities, was reported missing when he didn’t return home on Saturday, according to Curry.

The man was last scene near the Flower Point area on Big Mountain and was believed to be skiing outside the boundaries of Whitefish Mountain Resort.

On Sunday evening, Curry said rescue teams on skis and snowmobiles had been combing the backcountry for signs of the man all day. Two Bear Air also aided in the search.

The search is expected to continue on Monday.

This story will be updated when more information becomes available. 

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