At approximately 1:16 p.m., the Vermont State Police Rutland
Barracks received a report of three out of bounds skiers from
Killington Resort in the Town of Killington, Vt. The three skiers
were 17-year-old girls traveling skiing at Killington with a school
group from Pittsburg, PA.
The skiers skied off of the Juggernaut Trail from Killington
Resort and became lost in the woods. They then utilized 911 for
help. Once their location was confirmed through GPS technology,
Killington Ski Patrol entered the woods and found the girls. They
were returned to the resort unharmed. The girls were not prepared
to spend the night in the woods.
Resources from Killington Ski Patrol, Vermont E-911 and Vermont
State Police were utilized during this incident. The weather in the
area forecasted for that night consisted of a low of 0 degrees.
Winds were forecasted to gust up to 50 MPH. This weather,
combined with a lack of preparation to spend a night in the woods,
makes it dangerous to ski out of bounds from the resort.
Skiers and riders are encouraged to obey all trail and ski area
boundary markings. Killington Resort maintains ropes and multiple
signs that indicate ski area boundaries. These boundaries are well
marked and distinct.