Skier missing near Snoqualmie Pass

Snoqualmie Pass, Wash. -- Search efforts are on hold for 43-year-old Maple Valley resident Monty Busbee, who didn't return home from a ski trip Saturday night.

King County Search & Rescue said Busbee parked his truck near the Lower Summit West parking lot at around 10 a.m. Saturday before skiing at the "Kendall Tree" area near Snoqualmie pass. Family members say that it was common for Busbee to ski until nightfall, but when he didn't come home by 7:45 p.m. that night, they called police.

Rescuers found Busbee's car still parked near the ski area, and searched late into the night until heavy snowfall forced them to stop.

On Sunday, 30 rescue workers combed the mountain hoping to find Busbee. The search was suspended shortly before 3:30 p.m., due to heightened avalanche dangers. If conditions allow, search crews will be back out on the mountain Monday morning.

Police ask that anyone who has seen the missing man or has any additional information call 911.