Killington Skiers Go Over Glades Backside, Force Search Operation

From Vermont State Police

PRESS RELEASE

CASE#: 12C107116

TROOPER: Walter Ribeiro

STATION: Rutland

CONTACT#: 802-773-9101 and/or E-Mail: Walter.Ribeiro@state.vt.us

DATE/TIME: 12/28/2012 1406 hours

LOCATION: Killington Ski Resort, Killington, VT

NAME: William L. Markowitz

AGE: 20

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Mount Kisco, New York

NAME: Charles D. Markowitz

AGE: 17

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Mount Kisco, New York

NAME: Michael Shaftany

AGE: 52

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: South Yarmouth, Massachusetts

NAME: Jamie Shaftany

AGE: 18

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: South Yarmouth, Massachusetts

NAME: Todd Lebaugh

AGE: 46

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: North Attleborough, Massachusetts

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On 12/28/12 at approximately 1406 hours, 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.

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.

 

One response to this post.

  1. Posted by A. E. Norton on December 29, 2012 at 21:41

    Brainless. In past years Killington would charge the “lost souls” (always males, usually young) who ventured past the well-marked area boundaries for the extra time and effort put in by police and ski patrol. I assume they do the same today. There’s a fine line between being adventurous and foolish. On a cold, snowy Vermont mountain at 4,000 feet, the latter applies. They’re lucky to be alive. It can be wicked up there. (I worked ten years at the ski school.)

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