Search underway for father and daughter missing in Thredbo

Thredbo this morning. Photo via @thredboresort

A father and his 10 year old daughter are currently missing in Thredbo. 

It is believed they have become separated from their group of snowboarders and were snowboarding in the backcountry outside of the resort boundary.

NSW Police, Fire and Rescue and Ambulance NSW have been deployed to the scene after they received a call from the father around 3pm today.

It is understood that the man’s phone is also running low on battery and the pair are lost in deep snow.

Sydney radio station 2GB reports that NSW Ambulance Superintendent, Jordan Emery revealed there had been heavy snowfall.

“We’re continuing to conduct search efforts, it’s a massive effort between police, Fire and Rescue NSW and Ambulance NSW,” he told 2GB reporter Ben Fordham. “We’re really hopeful for a positive outcome this afternoon.

“There’s been a huge dump of snow which is making it challenging. Our hearts are in our mouths.”

Thredbo has received 140cms of snow in the past four days. 

5.24pm UPDATE: The pair have been found. 

It is believed the pair were riding at Dead Horse Gap and became lost.

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Rachael Oakes-Ash is the name behind @misssnowitall and the founder of A long time travel and lifestyle journalist and ski writer, she's been published in ESPN, TIME, Wallpaper*, Action Asia, Inside Sport, Australian Financial Review, Emirates Open Skies, Conde Nast Traveler and more. She was the Fairfax snow blogger from 2007 to 2017 and the Southern Hemisphere editor for OnTheSnow. Rachael is also a documentary producer, author, radio announcer and humorist.