Out-of-Bounds Skiing

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John Atkinson/Ski Vermont

The Vermont Department of Public Safety is reminding skiers and snowboarders to stay on the trails at resorts following six cases of lost skiers in the last two weeks.

John Atkinson/Ski Vermont

Following a morning of testimony, it appears that legislation proposing a fine on skiiers who go off trails, get lost and require rescue will not move out of committee this year.

The Vermont Senate Judiciary Committee took testimony Tuesday morning on a bill that proposes that “a criminal trespass charge be brought against a person who requires rescue for skiing off a designated ski trail.”  A $500-fine would also be imposed.