Teton County Search & Rescue volunteers were called out on consecutive rescues on Tuesday and Wednesday, this week.
On Tuesday about 1:30 p.m. they responded to an injured snowmobiler on Togwotee Pass. A man in his mid 50s had rolled his sled during a guided snowmobile trip.
Then one of his companions got lost trying to get help.
Search and Rescue picked up the injured man and transported him in the helicopter to Blackrock Ranger station.
A ground team on snowmobiles found the missing companion with help from a team of volunteers in the helicopter.
On Wednesday, just before noon a skier reported that his partner, a man in his mid 60s, was having a medical problem while touring in Mail Cabin, west of Teton Pass.
The reporting party was forced to leave his partner behind on the trail so he could ski out to find cell phone service. TCSAR initiated a helicopter response, with ground teams as backup.
Private air ambulance Air Idaho, based in Driggs, was also put on standby in case the patient needed a flight to a regional hospital.
After circling several times attempting to locate the man, the helicopter team finally spotted him near a meadow about one mile from the Coal Creek parking lot.
Teton County Sheriff Deputies closed briefly close the highway, so volunteers rigged the copter for a short-haul operation.
The team retrieved the man and set down in the landing zone LZ on the highway, where he was transferred to an ambulance with Jackson Hole Fire/EMS.