Skiing out of bounds is a no-no for many reasons. Thankfully this story has a happy ending.

According to the Gallatin County Sheriff's Office:

(Gallatin County, Mont.). Friday at 1:40 p.m. it was reported to Bridger Bowl ski patrol that a 13 year old male from Livingston had skied out of bounds and was missing. He was last seen coming off Schlasman’s lift and exiting the boundary area to the south.

Members of the Sheriff’s Search and Rescue already in the area created a hasty search team and began tracking the male’s route. He had made his way back to the resort at about 1:30.

Sheriff Gootkin would like to remind skiers to ski with a partner, know the area you will be in, ski within your limits and always be aware of the avalanche danger which can be checked at

(Photo courtesy of Search and Rescue)