17 November 2012 -- Lost Backcountry Skiers Rescued

Six members of BSSAR responded at 10:00 PM to a call of a skier and snowboarder that had not returned from a backcountry excursion. BSSAR staged the mission at the Portal Creek Trailhead and was advised that a backcountry search in this area was not safe due to avalanche concerns. After determining the potential route the missing skiers could have taken, three members of the BSSAR team traveled about a mile down the trail making contact with the two 20-year olds. They were brought safely back to the trailhead by 3:00 AM.