The Mountain Times

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Three lost teenage girls found out of bounds by ski patrol

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.