A skier who vanished for 3 days in the backcountry around Rossland’s Red Mountain Resort has been found ‘safe and sound’, say RCMP.
Mark Gayowski, 34, was reported missing around 5 p.m., several hours after failing to return from a run on the back side of Red Mountain on Monday, according to the Trail and Greater District RCMP.
Crews conducted an initial search, RCMP said, but had to suspend it due to darkness, dangerous terrain and heavy snowfall.
Crews resumed the search Tuesday morning with snowmobiles and ski teams, but continued to be hampered by weather conditions, RCMP said.
But on day 3 of the search, Gayowski was finally found by a ground crew, who say the man is doing okay.