Two boy scouts who went missing on Thursday afternoon at B.C.'s Red Mountain ski resort have been located and are being airlifted to safety.

The two 16-year-olds, who are from either Washington or Idaho, were skiing in-bounds on the new Grey Mountain area of the resort near Esling Creek when they apparently got lost.

"Rossland Search and Rescue were activated and subsequently located tracks, thought to belong to the missing pair," said a statement released by RCMP on Friday morning.

Just before 11 a.m. PT, the RCMP confirmed the pair had been found and were being airlifted out.

Search director Graham Jones said the pair were in good health when they were found.

"They obviously ended up in an area they didn't plan on being in, but they are good. Other than their feet being cold, they are fine," said Jones.

This year the Red Mountain resort opened up 1,000 acres of new runs on Grey Mountain, but two groups of skiers have already gotten lost in the area.

Last week two families on vacation at the resort got lost and had to spend a night outside waiting to be rescued after accidentally skiing out of bound in the same area.

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