Skiers Rescued After Getting Lost At Stowe

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It was a busy weekend for rescuers at the Stowe Mountain Resort after separate groups of skiers and snowboarders accidentally went off the trail and wound up on the other side of Mount Mansfield.

Officials said four skiers were brought down Saturday night and the second group was located at first light on Sunday.

Neil Van Dyke of Stowe Mountain Rescue said the second group was walked down the western slope of the mountain and then put on snowmobiles when they got low enough to the base.

The skiers were cold but appeared to be uninjured.

Vermont allows rescue groups to charge expenses to the people they rescue. But Stowe Mountain Rescue officials say they normally don’t charge people for rescues because they don’t want to discourage missing person reports.

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