Rescuers find Snowmass skier
December 30, 2007
SNOWMASS ” Rescuers found a lost skier on Burnt Mountain near Snowmass Saturday at 7:45 p.m.
The man skied left the ski area some time around 2 p.m., according to Aspen Skiing Co. spokesman Jeff Hanle, who wasn’t certain when the man was separated from his group.
Friends reported the man missing in the afternoon and Pitkin County Sheriff’s deputies called in Mountain Rescue Aspen to conduct a search in cooperation with Snowmass Ski Patrol.
“He’s cold, but OK,”Hanle said.
Burnt Mountain is popular off-piste terrain beyond the Elk Camp side of the Snowmass ski area.