Five skiers intentionally skied out of bounds from the Glades Trail on Killington Mountain Friday. The skiers were eventually found after they were missing for six hours. Rescue crews have a few tips for anyone considering back country skiing. They say know the terrain, don't follow people's tracks on untouched territory, bring a map if you're unfamiliar with the area, and start early in the day if you plan to go off a trail.
Neil Van Dyke from the Stowe Mountain Rescue said Saturday, "I think it's about people having good common sense and having good back country skills is really more important than sort of rules and regulations because those are specific to each ski area as a general rule of thumb to my knowledge it's not against the law to ski out of bounds. The issue is once you do that, you're really on your own and there may also be some financial consequences."
Rescue crews say a quick trick to getting out of trouble if skiers or riders do get lost, is to follow your tracks back up the mountain. They say it helps crews find you quicker and helps your chances of finding a trail.
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