Search Resumes for Missing Skiers

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(Ogden-AP) -- Search teams are back out today looking for two missing skiers in Powder Mountain.

Lieutenant Jeff Malan from the Weber County Sheriff's department says Richard Fitch and Elizabeth Whitehouse were last seen around nine a-m yesterday when they were buying their ski passes.

The pair are in their 60s. They're from San Diego, and have traveled to Powder Mountain to ski every year for the last 10 years.

A 15 person snowmobile team along with a 10 person ski team are focusing their efforts on the Hidden Lake area of Powder Mountain. They'll be assisted by a chopper from the Utah Highway Patrol.

Lieutenant Malan says the pair were skiing in blizzard-like conditions yesterday, but says they were well equipped for the weather and is confident they'll be found safe.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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