71-Year-Old Skier Dies At Squaw Valley Resort

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The Squaw Valley Ski Resort (Squaw Valley USA)

The Squaw Valley Ski Resort (Squaw Valley USA)

TAHOE CITY (CBS / AP) — A Lake Tahoe-area ski resort said a 71-year-old skier has died after hitting a tree.

Squaw Valley officials reported on Friday that the unidentified man died around 11 a.m. on the west face of KT-22.

The resort said the man was wearing a helmet.

Squaw Valley is located in Placer County in the Sierra Nevada and was the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics.

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