A backcountry skier who suffered a head injury has been rescued from Mt. Mansfield.
Twenty-eight-year-old Maia Pinsky, a University of Vermont medical student from Maine, crashed into a tree Wednesday morning. She was not wearing a helmet.
Rescuers traveled two miles through deep snow to rescue her from the Teardrop trail after a call came in around 11:30 in the morning.
Pinsky was transported to Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington Thursday afternoon. Her condition was unknown. Her skiing companion, 25-year-old Peter Cooch, told the Burlington Free Press that she was talking and conscious when rescuers arrived.