Rescuers had to guide two teenagers to safety Wednesday night, after the pair got lost skiing in the Aspen Highlands. The two were skiing at the area when they decided to ski down to a home off Castle Creek Road, according to a news release from the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office.
The pair was about 1,000 vertical feet below the ski area when they got stuck. Fortunately, deputies received a 911 call about two teenagers stuck on the Castle Creek cliff around 5:30 pm.
After the sunset, Mountain Rescue Aspen and the Aspen Highlands Ski Patrol found the teenagers and escorted them to a safer route and down to Castle Creek Road. No injuries were reported and the teenagers are in good health.
But the incident is a strong example of why it is never a good idea to go out of bounds when at a ski resort. It is too easy to get lost or get hurt, and only the very lucky will be rescued.