Brief: Search underway for skiers lost in RMR backcountry

Lost skiers managed to walk out of the area after a night lost in backcountry.

Revelstoke Search & Rescue has been deployed to look for two skiers lost in the backcountry near Revelstoke Mountain Resort.

The skiers were reported missing on Sunday, Jan. 26, and a search party was en route Monday morning.

Revelstoke RCMP spokesperson Staff-Sgt. Kurt Grabinsky said the pair had become lost, then reported themselves missing using a cell phone.

He said there was no cause for heightened concern: “Last night as far as I understand they are doing OK. they are just lost,” Grabinsky said.

Temperatures aren’t currently severe in Revelstoke; the daytime temperature is 1 C.

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UPDATE: Revelstoke RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Thomas Blakney said the pair were able to walk out of the area the next day and they were unharmed.