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.
Friday, April 18 2014 3:24 PM EDT2014-04-18 19:24:34 GMT
Vt. State Police say a small plane has crashed on Interstate 89 north in Highgate. A state airport official confirms that a single-engine aerobatic plane was in the vicinity of the Franklin County StateMore >>
The pilot of a small plane parachuted to safety before his aircraft crashed on Interstate 89 north in Highgate Friday afternoon. More >>
Friday, April 18 2014 4:13 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:13:39 GMT
Police have released the name of the young man killed in a motorcycle crash Thursday in Burlington. Police say just after 6 p.m. Thursday, Tyler Benjamin, 24, of Winooski, hit a guardrail on the beltlineMore >>
Police have released the name of the young man killed in a motorcycle crash Thursday on the Burlington beltline.More >>
Friday, April 18 2014 1:02 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:02:32 GMT
A sugaring season was cut short in Swanton overnight after a shed caught fire. Fire officials tell us they got the call around 1:30 a.m. Friday for the sugarhouse fire on Woods Hill Road. They say theMore >>
Sugaring season was cut short in Swanton early Friday morning after a shed caught fire. More >>
Friday, April 18 2014 3:38 PM EDT2014-04-18 19:38:06 GMT
A Colchester police officer charged with drunk driving has been disciplined by the town, but the details are not being released. Jeremy Wyskiel, 36, was charged with DUI last month after police say heMore >>
A Colchester police officer charged with drunk driving has been disciplined by the town, but the details are not being released.More >>
Friday, April 18 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-04-18 16:36:37 GMT
New York lawmakers are engaging the public in the fight against the rise of opiate addiction. The state Senate has created a task force to hear from law enforcement, health care, social service and educationMore >>
New York lawmakers are engaging the public in the fight against the rise of opiate addiction.More >>