State police say a Massachusetts man is dead following a ski accident in northeastern Vermont.
Police say Varter Shirinian 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. Shirinian was pronounced dead at the scene.
Foul play is not suspected. An autopsy has been ordered and police are investigating.