December 30th, 2010
01:49 AM ET

Skiers safe after digging out of avalanche

Two skiers were safe Wednesday after walking away from an avalanche near a Montana ski resort, authorities said.

The men, ages 32 and 42, were skiing outside of designated skiing areas north of Snowbowl Resort near Missoula when they were caught in the avalanche, said Missoula Country Sheriff Mike McMeekin.

The men were able to dig themselves out of the snow and walk to a radio tower site where they were able to contact emergency services, according to McMeekin. One of the men suffered a minor head injury.

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  1. Fred Bartkowski

    Damn! Im talking to myself again.

    December 30, 2010 at 7:22 am | Report abuse |
  2. Fred Bartkowski

    No Im not.

    December 30, 2010 at 7:23 am | Report abuse |
  3. Big Joe

    Yes you are.

    December 30, 2010 at 7:26 am | Report abuse |
  4. Fred Bartkowski

    Ok crap. I give up.

    December 30, 2010 at 7:33 am | Report abuse |
  5. Fred Bartkowski

    Word up.

    December 30, 2010 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
  6. Big Joe

    @Fred: I want what you're having. My coffee is much too weak compared to it.

    December 30, 2010 at 7:36 am | Report abuse |
  7. Big Joe

    @danny d: You forgot to tell your little friend Evangeline about "waisting" as opposed to wasting.

    December 30, 2010 at 7:43 am | Report abuse |
  8. Veritas

    They were skiing outside the designated area i think thier heads were both damaged before the avelanche but whatever. Thank God they're both ok.

    December 30, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Big Joe

    @Veritas:Hi. Always a good story when no one dies. Hard to go to the sad threads ain't it?

    December 30, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  10. 2100

    Knuckle heads + Severe winter conditions + skiing out of bounds = STUPID !!! God gave us a brain but only 10% of the people (Population) seem to use it .....

    December 30, 2010 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
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