Vermont Ski Patrol Locates Lost Skier from Boyce VA

Today, Friday February 11, the Killington Ski Patrol located a missing skier, 22 year old Phillip Embury of Boyce, Virginia. Mr. Embury was in fair condition, but was transported to a medical facility for further medical evaluation.

On Thursday, February 10 at 3:33PM, the Rutland Barracks of the Vermont State Police received a 911 call from a skier that was lost, out-of-bounds, from the Killington Ski Resort. The skier, 24 year old Alexander Beer of Virginia, contacted Killington Ski Patrol who advised him to follow the ravine downstream and to also call 911.

At 4:30PM it was learned that Beer was skiing with 22 year old Phillip Embury, also of Virginia. The two were skiing on the backside of Killington together but became separated. Mr. Embury did not have a cell phone and therefore rescue personnel were unable to make contact with him.

At 9:30PM, last night Alexander Beer emerged, with the help of Killington Ski Patrol and the diligent support of 911 dispatchers who communicated with him on the phone, on to Wheelerville Rd in Mendon. Mr. Beer was in fine physical condition and did not require medical assistance.

Vermont State Police Search & Rescue continued their search for Mr. Embury, along with State Police auxiliary members, Killington Ski Patrol, and members of Vermont Fish and Wildlife. At approximately 11:39 AM Friday morning patrollers located Embury. He was found in the area of Brewers Corners, approximately 1/3 of a mile from Wheelerville Road in Mendon.


  1. Very glad to hear he is OK!!!

  2. Although I do not know this family, they are “friends of friends”. I watched and followed this story closely as breaking news from Killington to CDN and TV3 Winchester ( all a job well done) and am happy to hear of his survival. I hope his recovery is painless.

  3. If you read the Vermont newspapers coverage and comments you will see that this happens a lot and the locals are all in favor of making people who go “out of bounds” and then need to be rescued should pay the cost of their rescue.