3.22.22 Rendezvous Ski Trail Rescue




On Monday, March 22, 2022, at 12:17 p.m., the West Yellowstone Police Department received a 911 call from a skier on the Rendezvous Ski Trail system 1.68 miles south of West Yellowstone. The caller indicated that a member of their party had fallen and was disoriented due to a head injury.


Volunteers from Gallatin County Search and Rescue in West Yellowstone and Hebgen Basin Rural Fire Department responded to the location and loaded the patient onto a specialized snow ambulance. An ambulance crew took over patient care at the trailhead. The skier ultimately traveled in their own vehicle to Big Sky Medical Center for further evaluation and care.


Sheriff Dan Springer would like to remind skiers that springtime temperatures cause the snow to thaw and refreeze resulting in unpredictable snow conditions.

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