A 72 year old female was hiking on the ski trails at Smuggler's Notch ski area (not yet open for the season) with her dog and family. She was attempting to descend one of the trails that had snowmaking snow on it, which had thawed then re-frozen, creating a glazed, icy surface. She lost her footing and slid approximately 100 feet before leaving the trail and striking a tree, suffering a significant leg injury. Cambridge Fire & Rescue requested Stowe to assist. We responded by snowmachine through Smuggler's Notch to the ski resort, then to the patient's location high on the mountain. Conditions were extremely icy at the accident site. We assisted in packing the subject into our litter, then set up 4 raise systems to get her to a point were she could be safely put into the snowmobile sled and transported to the bottom of the mountain and a waiting ambulance.
|Team Members Responding||Other Agencies Responding||Time of Call||Weather Conditions|
Fallahian, Reinhardt, Van Dyke, Veliko, Westervelt
|Cambridge Fire & Rescue||13:45-17:30||50's, partly sunny|