On Sunday, March 24 at 1:10 p.m. Vermont State Police Rutland
dispatch received a call for three out of bounds skiers who became
lost after attempting to ski west on the Great Northern trail
located on Killington Mountain. The caller, Maureen McBurnie, age
21 of Highlands, NJ advised they knowingly skied off the marked
trail. McBurnie was joined by James Grantham, age 19, and Gail
Gruber age 19 also from Highlands, NJ.
All three out of bounds skiers were dressed for the weather and
in good health, however, had no food or water when reporting they
had become lost. Dispatch personnel periodically maintained contact
via cellular phone until the group exited the woods approximately
three hours later. No injuries had been reported.