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.