The North Shore Rescue has suspended the search for two skiers who got caught in an avalanche after skiing out of bounds on Mount Cypress.
It is believed they’re in fair condition and the search will resume tomorrow.
Search manager with NSR Doug Pope says the two men are stuck in the Tony Baker Gulley.
Pope says the search was temporarily called off due to a high avalanche risk in the area.
“They were struck by an avalanche in that gulley earlier this afternoon and now we’ve instructed them to stay put. We’re going to go in to get them at first light in the morning with a helicopter.”
“We expect they are going to be quite cold but we expect they will be able to survive those temperatures. We’ve given them instructions about how to stay warm. It’s just a matter of it’s not safe for them to make their way where they are and it’s not safe for us to send our own team members in there to get them in the dark.”
The temperature is set to dip to minus five overnight but Pope says he is confident they will survive the night.