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Ten skiers guided to safety after becoming lost in the backcountry

On Jan. 6, at approximately 3:15 p.m., the Vermont State Police received several reports of lost skiers. The Vermont State Police received reports of a total of ten lost skiers in different groups. Three skied off of a trail at Pico Mountain Ski Area and were lost on the Catamount Cross Country Ski trail. These three individuals came out of the woods by the Appalachian/Long Trail on US RT 4. Seven skiers skied out of bounds of the Killington Ski Area. Two skiers are still in the woods and contact is on going to help guide them out. The other five skiers have come out of the woods on Wheelerville Road in Mendon, Vermont.        

The missing persons include: Sam Seeland age 23, Ryan Fabricatare age 18, Brian Massa age 17, Mario Vehusic age 30, Domo Vehusic age 25, Anthony Kovacevic age 28, Ben Dvoracek age 29, Emily Wilson age 19, Reed Bassette age 18, James Grantham age 18.

The groups were from Ontario, Canada, Beachwood, NJ, Toms River, NJ and West Hartford, CT.