Two men got lost while skiing in the Dix Mountain Wilderness over the weekend and had to spend the night in a snow cave.
Officials with the state Department of Environmental Conservation Region 5 headquarters in Ray Brook say the two skiers got lost after skiing up Dix Mountain Saturday afternoon.
35-year-old Christopher Yankee of Slaterville Springs and 21-year-old John Armstrong of Olivebridge reportedly took the wrong route while descending the mountain.
After sunset, it began snowing. Officials say the skiers built a cave to keep warm and spent the night in the wilderness.
DEC forest rangers began searching for the men after receiving a call at 12:30 a.m. Sunday. Several rangers checked trailheads, while other trekked toward Dix Mountain.
They were later found on state Route 73, just a few miles from the Dix Mountain trailhead. DEC Region 5 spokesman David Winchell said in an email that the men were found in "good shape."