Police investigate death of skier near Stowe

Published: Mar. 1, 2020 at 6:45 AM EST
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Police are investigating the death of a skier after he went out of bounds at the Stowe Mountain Resort Saturday.

Police received a call Saturday night around 6:30, saying one of two lost skiers had fallen off a cliff and was injured. Police searched for over two hours.

The body of one skier, a 36-year-old man from Connecticut, was found at the base of a cliff. The other skier, a 35-year-old Connecticut man wasn't injured.

The two are said to be avid skiers, familiar with the Stowe Mountain Resort. their names have not been released and an autopsy is scheduled.

Folks in the area of the Smugglers Notch State Park say some off trail portions of the park can have treacherous terrain.

"The mountains can be a dangerous place and if you don't take it seriously there are consequences to your actions. If you're not familiar with the terrain, there's cliffs and rock bands and other things that could get in your way and could hurt you," said Jon Page, a local skier.

Police are investigating the death, but they do not believe it is suspicious.