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Oakland Skier’s Body Recovered At Sugar Bowl Resort

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Fresh snow in the Sierra (CBS)

Fresh snow in the Sierra (CBS)

NORDEN, Placer County (CBS / AP) — A search team has recovered the body of a Bay Area skier from a Northern California resort.

Placer County Sheriff’s Lt. Jeff Ausnow said John Hoffman, who was 58, was reported missing Monday night when he failed to return to his home in Oakland. He had been on a day trip to the Sugar Bowl resort.

His body was found early Tuesday on an experts-only run after an all-night search.

Ausnow said Hoffman was considered an expert skier and that a medical problem may have contributed to the death. There were no obvious signs of trauma.

Sugar Bowl, 25 miles from Lake Tahoe, reported 8 feet of fresh snow during a weekend storm lasting through Monday and a total of 24 feet at its peaks.

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