Search teams find missing Snow Bowl skier
Updated On: Feb 25 2013 05:48:29 PM MST
Search and rescue teams report they have safely located a missing skier who was lost overnight near Snowbowl. 21-year-old Kalispell native and current Missoula resident Stephan Quade was found about 10:48 a.m. Monday.
Rescuers tried to land a chopper on a ridge but found the snow pack unstable. We are told Quade was in a basin off of the Paradise Run at Snowbowl and the area was too steep for snowmobilers to come to his rescue.
A chopper dropped off survival supplies to Quade at 11:03 a.m. and the ski patrol geared up to ski down to him so they could snowshoe him back up the half-mile hill of deep powder.