EAST BURKE, VT. >> State police say a Massachusetts man is dead following a ski accident in northeastern Vermont.

Police say Shirinian Varter lost control and hit a tree Monday afternoon at Burke Mountain Ski Area in East Burke, Vermont, about 40 miles northeast of Montpelier.

Police say the 58-year-old Watertown, Massachusetts man had been skiing with a family member on the Big Dipper trail and wasn't wearing a helmet. Varter was pronounced dead at the scene.

Foul play is not suspected. An autopsy has been ordered and police are investigating.




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