Injured Backcountry Skier Rescued On Mount Mansfield

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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.

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