"They did really well for spending the night out there," Routt County Search and Rescue Incident Commander Kristia Check-Hill told Steamboat Today. "I'm sure they were completely exhausted. But they hung in there really well, and they were just happy to see us when we got there."
Check-Hill said the snowmobilers, who ranged in age from 15 to 52 and included a father, two children and two friends, were not injured and had started a fire to stay warm.
Check-Hill told the Steamboat Springs newspaper rescuers made contact with the snowmobilers Sunday night and determined they were in a ravine in the north fork of the Fish Creek drainage.
The search started after a member of the group called a relative in Fort Collins Sunday afternoon to report they were cold, wet and stranded in the vicinity of Summit Lake.