Officials: Man dies in fall after leaving ski resort trails
CAMBRIDGE, Vt. (AP) — A skier who went off the marked trails at Stowe Mountain Resort was found dead at the bottom of a cliff, police said Sunday.
State police were alerted at about 6:30 p.m. Saturday that two skiers were lost after going off trail, and that one of them had fallen.
It took two hours for searchers from State Police, Stowe Mountain Rescue, Colchester Technical Rescue, Cambridge Fire Department and Army Mountain Warfare School to find a 36-year-old man’s body at the base of a cliff. The other skier was unhurt and was assisted out of the woods by rescue personnel.
The men, both from Connecticut, were avid skiers who were believed to be familiar with Stowe Mountain Resort, state police said. Law enforcement officials withheld the identifies of the men pending notification of relatives.
An autopsy will be conducted, but the death doesn’t appear to be suspicious, state police said in a statement.