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Cypress Mountian is preparing a big bill for the man rescued yesterday after two days lost on the North Shore mountians.
Joffrey Koeman with the ski hill says the bill is estimated at 10-thousand dollars right now, but that likely won't cover all the costs incurred.
"From our staff, there was probably 50 people that were involved in this, right from security, dispatch, base operations, ski patrol, grooming, down to senior managers following the story, so definately a lot of hard cost to Cypress for such a long rescue.
Koeman expressed frustration that the 33 year old who went out of bounds Sunday had a cell phone but didn't call 9-1-1 and also didn't stay in one place taking rescuers on a wild goose chase.
The money will be donated back to North Shore Search and Rescue.
An exhausted Tim Jones with the rescue team is begging skiiers and boarders to stay within ski areas, especially now...
"When there is a high avalanche hazard, stay in bounds and stay out of the back country: that is our message".
Jones says when risks are high, rescuers chances of saving you are diminished.