Police say 52-year-old Jean Butler of Newfane was raking snow off his house Friday when the snow toppled from the roof, trapping him for about two hours.
A neighbor heard his pleas for help and went to his house but didn't find anyone. She then called police.
Vermont State Police Trooper Genevra Cushman found Butler in the 5-to-6-foot snow pile and started to dig him out.
Rescue and fire crews were called in to help pull Butler from the snow. Police say he was cold but in good spirits.