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Skier Falls off Cliff and Dies in Vermont

The skier's body was found out-of-bounds near Stowe Mountain Resort. Wikipedia Photo.

Tragedy struck Vermont last weekend when a skier died after losing his footing on a 220-foot cliff in an out-of-bounds area near Stowe Mountain Resort. On Saturday, the victim, 36-year-old Andrew Hryb, was skiing at the resort with his brother Alexander when they decided to go out-of-bounds from the resort. At some point, while off-trail, the pair became disoriented and tried to find their way back to the resort.

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The two originally left the Sensation quad lift at Spruce Peak and traveled two miles before discovering a popular ice climbing pitch called Doug's Route. Andrew tried to peer over the edge of the cliff, but accidentally lost his balance and fell. At about 6:30 p.m. a 911 call was placed, notifying police that two skiers were lost and one had fallen. Two hours later Andrew's body was recovered and Alexander was assisted out of the woods by local police and search and rescue personnel. 

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stash member Katie Lozancich

TGR Staff Writer and photographer. Fond of bikes, pow, and dogs. Originally from Northern CA, home for me has ranged from the PNW to a teepee in Grand Teton National Park.