The avalanche occurred in the Alpine Meadows section of the Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows ski resort near Tahoe City, California, according to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office and the resort.
A male skier, 34-year-old Cole Comstock, of Blairsden, California, was killed in the avalanche, according to the sheriff’s office. A second male skier sustained severe lower-body injuries and was taken to a local hospital, the sheriff’s office said.
The avalanche occurred at 10:16 a.m. PT (1:16 p.m. ET), the resort said in a statement. The Alpine Meadows Ski Patrol immediately conducted a search of the area that ended at 11:45 a.m. with no further victims reported, the resort said.
The cause of the avalanche remains unknown, though further investigation is planned, the resort said.
The resort is still open, though one area near the “subway ski run” is currently closed, sheriff’s deputies told CNN.
“The entire Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows team, including all of the first responders, extend their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the deceased,” the resort said in a statement Friday. “We are working closely with the families of all the affected individuals to ensure their continued care.”
The area had been on avalanche watch before the incident, after a storm dumped upwards of 25 inches of snow on Thursday. Alpine Meadows has a history of avalanches, with seven people killed in a 1982 avalanche.
more recommended stories
Fact Check Friday: Trump on ‘law and order’ and protests
Washington, D.C. — The president has.
Venue tied to a Covid-19 outbreak says it made 'an error' in interpreting rules
Ex-UConn star, top NBA sixth man Cliff Robinson dies at 53
Ex-UConn star, top NBA sixth man.
Activists see disparate police tactics amid Kenosha protests
KENOSHA, Wis. — Police officers in.
Myrtle Beach Worry-Free Vacation Packages & Deals
During these uncertain times, many Myrtle.
RNC 2020 Live: Melania Trump headlines from Rose Garden, Pompeo to speak from overseas trip
A partially virtual Republican National Convention.
Pay 0 Interest Until 2022- CompareCards.com
If you buy gas and groceries,.
2nd night of protests against GOP convention in Charlotte
Protesters have returned to the streets.
Adidas sale: Take 25% off everything
Adidas has had a summer full.
Far-right provocateur vs. Florida congresswoman in November
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A far-right.