Seven snowboarders from Moscow left the Terskol settlement to go skiing on February 10 and did not return. The search for the young people began on February 12.
MChS officials said, "the bodies of four snowboarders were found during the search and rescue work on the northern slope of Mt. Cheget on February 20-21. A fifth body was found on February 23." According to the MChS, 164 people, 22 pieces of equipment, two aircraft, and nine dogs are participating in the search.