Steamboat Briefs: Lost skier, snowboarder found Sunday afternoon
January 25, 2010
It didn't take long for members of Steamboat Ski Patrol to find two lost skiers Sunday afternoon.
Ski area spokesman Mike Lane said a female snowboarder and male skier, in separate incidents, went out of bounds and briefly were lost.
He said the snowboarder, who became lost after heading out of bounds near the South Peak chairlift boundary, was missing for only about 10 or 15 minutes.
In the second incident, Ski Patrol made phone contact with the skier, who went out of bounds at the access gate near the Pony Express lift, about an hour after he was lost, Lane said.
Lane said it's permissible to go out of bounds at designated access points, but the most important thing for skiers and snowboarders to know is their surroundings.
"As appealing as the fresh snow is — and we're supposed to get more snow this week — you definitely need to know what you're doing," he said.
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Lane advised anyone who goes out of bounds to know where they're going and have proper equipment.
That includes a cell phone, water, shovel and beacon.
He also suggested letting people know where you're going and when you plan to return.
LIFT-UP receives $3,000 donation from City Market
LIFT-UP of Routt County received a check for $3,000 Wednesday from the Steamboat Springs and Craig City Market grocery stores, according to a news release.
The money will go to serve those in need at the West Routt Emergency Assistance Office/Food Bank, LIFT-UP Board President Marv Lindsey said in the release.