Wed, Jan 2, 2013 05:00 PM
Vermont State Police highly urge skiers to abide by ski
resort rules and stay on marked trails, avoiding out of bound areas
while on the slopes. Dangers are extreme, especially in winter
conditions and well-below-freezing temperatures. Gladed trails
within resort properties will be opened as conditions permit.
Skiing out of resort boundaries can be
Five skiers located out of bounds and escorted back to
KILLINGTON-On Saturday, Dec. 28 at approximately 2:06 p.m.,
members of the Vermont State Police, Rutland Barracks, were
dispatched to the Killington ski resort for a report of several
skiers who were lost in the woods. After arriving on scene, Vermont
State Police learned the lost skiers had intentionally skied out of
bounds from the Glades trail. After approximately six hours, the
lost skiers were located and escorted out of the woods by members
of the Killington Ski Patrol. Vermont State Police were assisted
with locating the lost skiers by members of the Killington Ski
Patrol and Killington Fire Department.
The skier group included: William L. Markowitz, age 20 from
Mount Kisco, NY; Charles D. Markowitz, age 17 from Mount Kisco, NY;
Michael Shaftany, age 52 from South Yarmouth, Mass.; Jamie
Shaftany, age 18 from South Yarmouth, Mass.; Todd Lebaugh, age 46
from North Attleborough, Mass.
Single skier directed back to safety
KILLINGTON-On Saturday, Dec. 29, Tyler Peters, age 30, skied out
of bounds from Ridge Run ski trail on Killington Peak at
approximately 9:45 a.m. Peters contacted State Police dispatch via
911 and was connected to Killington Ski Patrol. Ski patrol was able
to guide Peters out of the woods onto Wheelerville Road via cell
phone communication at approximately 11:15 a.m.
Peters was unharmed. The Fire Chief, Gary Roth, was kept current
with Peters progress as well as Warden Dustin Snyder.
Father and son rescued in Pico woods
KILLINGTON- On Saturday, Dec. 29, at approximately 1:54 p.m.,
the Vermont State Police Rutland Barracks received a report of a
lost skier. Scott Barbarossa, age 50 from Norwich, CT, called 911
to report he and his 11 year old son skied into the woods off the
Giant Killer ski trail at Pico Mountain and were lost.
Scott maintained phone contact with the Rutland State Police
until approximately 3:14 p.m. when he advised he observed a sign
for the Catamount Ski Trail. The VT State Police Search and Rescue
Team, Fish and Wildlife Game Wardens, Killington Ski Patrol, and
Killington Search and Rescue searched the area for Scott and his 11
year old son. At approximately 10:17 p.m., the lost skiers were
located in a snow cave they created. Search and rescue personal
walked them to Wheelerville Road in Mendon where they were
evaluated by Rutland Regional Ambulance. Scott and his son did not
have any injuries.
Two men able to hike to safety with guidance
KILLINGTON-On Sunday, Dec. 30, at approximately 10:10 a.m.,
Vermont State Police received a 911 call from Peter Dipietro, age
25 from Maryland, who reported that his friend, Miguel Castro, age
24 from Maryland, and he were lost in the woods near Pico Mountain
after they left a ski trail.
After approximately four hours of hiking through the woods,
Dipietro and Castro were able to walk out to US Route 4 near
Winterberry Extension in Killington, Vt. They were met by the
troopers who provided them guidance through the woods and were
medical screened by the Killington Rescue Squad for
Digitally directed to Route 4 after becoming lost skiing out of
KILLINGTON-On Sunday, Dec. 30, at approximately 3:54 p.m., the
Vermont State Police Rutland Barracks received a report of two out
of bounds skiers from Pico Ski Resort.
The two skiers, Andrew Massard and Daniel Consoni both 24 years
old from Sagamore Beach, MA called 911 reporting they had skied out
of bounds from Pico Resort and had become lost in the woods.
Based upon the skier's GPS coordinates obtained from their
cellular telephones, the skiers were advised by VSP personnel to
walk towards US Route 4 in the Town of Killington. At 5:05
p.m., the skiers emerged from the woods unscathed.