Family of skiers safe after venturing out of bounds at Sun Peaks

The family crossed out-of-bound ropes at about 3 p.m. on Family Day

An RCMP helicopter arrives at Sun Peaks Resort at sunset on Family Day. The copter was called in to rescue a family of six from Vancouver who became lost in terrain prone to avalanches after venturing out of bounds while skiing.

An RCMP helicopter arrives at Sun Peaks Resort at sunset on Family Day. The copter was called in to rescue a family of six from Vancouver who became lost in terrain prone to avalanches after venturing out of bounds while skiing.

By Kamloops This Week

A family of six skiers from Vancouver had a scare when they ventured out of bounds and became lost for a few hours.

The family — mom, dad and four kids between the ages of six and 13 — crossed out-of-bound ropes at about 3 p.m. on Family Day (Monday) and ended up in an area with an avalanche risk.

Members of Kamloops Search and Rescue were mobilized and an RCMP helicopter was used to pluck the family from the mountain just before darkness fell.

The family had a cellphone and were in communication with search and rescue teams during their time lost on the mountain.

There were no injuries reported.