EAST BURKE — A 27-year-old St. Johnsbury woman has died in a skiing accident at Q Burke Mountain on Friday. The accident took place at around 3:15 p.m.
Police say that the initial investigation indicates the woman exited the groomed portion of a trail on the upper portion of the mountain, where she struck a tree.
A search was initiated when the woman did not meet up with the individual she was skiing with. Q Burke Mountain Ski Patrol was notified at the time, and began searching the trail.
At approximately 5:24 p.m., the search and rescue team was able to locate the woman.
According to a statement issued by police, she was wearing a helmet. An autopsy will be performed at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Burlington.
The victim’s name is not being released, pending notification of the family.Are you on Instagram? Cool. So are we. CLICK HERE to follow us for a behind the scenes look at Newport Dispatch.