Three missing skiers in B.C. rescued, may face fines: report

A skier swooshes past snow ghosts on the slopes at Sun Peaks Resort near Kamloops, B.C. ADAM...

A skier swooshes past snow ghosts on the slopes at Sun Peaks Resort near Kamloops, B.C. ADAM STEIN/SUN PEAKS

Damien Wood, Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 6:21 PM ET

A resort in B.C. says it is considering fining three skiers, including two young sisters, who got lost at the popular winter destination Friday.

The president of Tourism Sun Peaks told CTV News the sisters, aged 17 and 21, would have had to physically go under or over a rope that marks the out-of-bounds area of the mountain.

Sun Peaks says there's a possibility that the skiers will only be billed for the costs incurred by the resrot and not for any resources used by search-and-rescue teams or the police.

Kamloops RCMP received a call from the resort just before 3 p.m. Friday alerting them that the girls used a cell phone to call their family for help after becoming lost in a popular backcountry area known as the “Gils.”

The girls were located and reunited with family before midnight Friday.


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