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VT Backcountry Rescues

tBatt
I know gore has had some issues with people going over Chatiemac into the Siamese area before, but 45 people in the last few week? That is absurd. I don't know the exact area were its happening, but there has to be some way prevent it. Unofficial did make a post about it and I believe most of the calls came in as 911 calls and they were able to tell them which way to go to get out. I'm not sure how many actually needed SAR assistance to go in and help them.

Ski The East posted on Facebook about it and there were a lot of pretty reasonable comments, and some absurd ones. My favorite was probably to place bear traps in the woods . That, and it's all to be blamed on fat skis.

http://www.wcax.com/story/20536799/vt-rescue-crews-swamped-with-calls-for-lost-skiers

I think Gore did it right with ski area boundary signs, although killington may or may not have those as well. I also like the suggestion of putting signs back in the trees stating that if you go any farther, you're not going to be in Kansas anymore. Wait, that isn't right.. If they need someone to go in and help them, they need to pay a rescue fee. If they call on the phone and are easily told how to get out, their faces be out on a wall of shame. Maybe a tally of how many people had to be rescued at the initial " ski area boundary " sign.


Anyhoots, Discuss.

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Re: VT Backcountry Rescues

ScottyJack
confirms my opinion that K-Mart attracts the highest percentage of gapers per skier visit than any other place!  Amazing, just amazing...  

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Pants
Make them pay for rescue...dumbasses!

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YUKON CORNELIUS
In reply to this post by tBatt
In regards to Killington, there are people who seems to think:

1. They can ski or ride from Killington to Pico
2. They can follow certain tracks away from Cooper's Cabin

Both lead them to the middle of nowhere or if they go far enough, Wheelerville Rd. It also flattens out severely after a certain point. Not a very good idea, regardless.

Not to be a dick, but when you look at where the people getting rescued are from, well...

"This is pure snow! Do you have any idea what the street value of this mountain is?"
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Benny Profane
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tBatt wrote
 That, and it's all to be blamed on fat skis.
And rap music. I blame rap music for a lot of this behavior in today's society.

Wasn't this posted before? Didn't want to repeat myself, but, read an article about the first batch of, what, 20 (?), during the Holidays, and one commenter to that article had me howling. He said something like  "I think it is time to finally start putting some shock collars on all the gapers out there.".

edit: Found it:

 When THIS happens.
http://unofficialnetworks.com/dozen-skiers-rescued-killington-pico-114527/

Read the comments

funny like a clown
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freshyslayer
the best sign i have ever seen was at Jay Peak "Turn around you are lost" off of the beyound beaver pond glades. It was to late but there were some sweet freshies to be had. Just a 45 minuite traverse out after the sign.

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skimore
In reply to this post by YUKON CORNELIUS
YUKON CORNELIUS wrote
 but when you look at where the people getting rescued are from, well...
but maybe not for the reasons you may be implying

Most from the big cities don't see the sun rising and setting daily. How many people on a NYC st are going to know which way north is if you walked up to them? Probably has a little to do with not having to use your sense of direction

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YUKON CORNELIUS
That and the guys from MARYLAND who thought it'd be a good idea to ski out past the power line at Pico. (no offense 70'sGoreDude)

"This is pure snow! Do you have any idea what the street value of this mountain is?"
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skimore
throw in even a couple minutes of this for someone not accustomed to using their sense of direction and its doneskis




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ml242
at least that guy has skins. the goons at K probably took two steps up to their waists before starting to cry.

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