Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Used to having his family jump at the sound of his voice, control-freak executive Tom Kincaid (William Devane) insists that his wife Carla (Patty Duke) and his three teenaged daughters accompany him on a weekend trip to the mountains. Flying in their private plane, the Kincaids crash in a remote area. With Tom barely surviving the disaster, it is up to Carla and the kids to take charge of the situation. Huddling in a tumbledown cabin, the family struggles to survive the elements--and an avalanche--and to forget their differences and work together as a team. But what of Tom's oldest daughter Carla (Elizabeth Rosen), who was left back home because she was late for the takeoff, and who may or may not be aware of her parents' and siblings' desperate plight? Filmed on location in British Columbia, Miracle on the Mountain: The Kincaid Family Story made its first CBS network appearance on April 26, 2000.