• Ski rescue legislation efforts seen waning
     | March 14,2013

    MONTPELIER — The support for recouping the cost of rescuing lost out-of-bound skiers has waned.

    Three bills were proposed this session that would assign financial — and sometimes criminal — responsibility when skiers and snowboarders travel outside boundaries and become lost.

    Rep. Larry Townsend, D-Randolph, and Sen. Kevin Mullin, R-Rutland, introduced bills that would fine skiers and snowboarders up to $500 for going out of bounds at a Vermont resort. Mullin’s bill has been withdrawn, and Townsend said he was not going to pursue his.

    Rep. Thomas Terenzini, R-Rutland, proposed a bill that would hold a ski resort responsible for paying the rescue crews if a skier or snowboarder got lost on its mountain.

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