Two skiers who were stranded on Cypress Mountain last night after being struck by avalanche have been rescued.
You might think it’s a chilly morning, but imagine spending the night in sub-zero temperatures on Cypress Mountain.
That’s what two skiers had to do when they became stranded in a gully after being struck by an avalanche.
The two men went missing yesterday afternoon after going out of bounds, despite warnings of an avalanche risk.
North Shore Rescue search manager Doug Pope says they are lucky to be alive.
“Being in an avalanche gully that’s named Tony Baker, after a gentleman that died in there skiing out of bounds, they are very lucky they survived that avalanche.”
Pope says the men seemed OK, but are being checked out by BC ambulance paramedics.