Woman dies in Squaw Valley skiing accident | RecordCourier.com

Woman dies in Squaw Valley skiing accident

by Kevin MacMillan
kmacmillan@sierrasun.com

The Headwall area of Squaw Valley is highlighted in this resort map.

A 62-year-old Olympic Valley woman died in a skiing accident Saturday at Squaw Valley resort.

On Monday, the Placer County Deputy Coroner Dennis H. Watt identified the woman as Elizabeth S. Danel.

According to a statement provided Monday by Squaw Valley, Danel was skiing in the Headwall area at about 1:35 p.m. when she fell and slid down the slope through a stand of trees, suffering multiple injuries.

"The guest was wearing a helmet at the time of the incident, and was unconscious and unresponsive when ski patrol arrived on scene, at which time CPR was immediately administered," according to the resort.

The Squaw Valley Fire Department arrived on scene and worked with Squaw Valley Ski Patrol to continue CPR.

Danel was pronounced dead at 2:27 p.m. by Squaw Valley Fire Department.

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"On behalf of everyone at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, we would like to extend our heartfelt sympathy to this individual's family and friends," the resort said in a statement. "Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this time."