One Avalanche Fatality & One Serious Injury at Alpine Meadows This Morning

Tahoe City, CA…From the Placer County Sheriff…”UPDATE [12:50p.m.]: Search has been called off. After a thorough search, SAR volunteers and avalanche dogs confirmed no further victims. Sgt. Powers is near the scene with the latest on the avalanche at #alpinemeadows . One confirmed fatality, and a second victim with serious injuries on the way to a hospital. Search and Rescue volunteers/dogs still looking for more potential unaccounted victims. This is being treated as an isolated incident — the ski resort is still open, but the area near the Subway ski run is closed.

Earlier…Placer County Sheriff’s deputies are currently responding to an avalanche that occurred at Alpine Meadows this morning. Search and Rescue is responding as well, as there are several unaccounted victims. More to follow.”