Avalanche claims skier at Alpine Meadows
Authorities have completed a search of an avalanche at Alpine Meadows that resulted in the death of a skier and injury to another without finding any additional victims.
Alpine Meadows Ski Patrol responded to Subway Ski Run and completed a search of the area with the help of additional resort personnel and members of the public using avalanche transceivers, probes, RECCO Rescue System technology, and avalanche rescue dog teams. Witnesses to the incident saw no one else involved, and no additional individuals have been reported missing and the search was declared complete at 11:45 a.m.
Placer County Sgt. Mike Powers said authorities received a report of an avalanche above the Subway Ski Run at around 10:30 a.m.
He said the run is an advanced ski area of the resort.
Alpine Meadows is located due west of Lake Tahoe near Squaw Valley.