Renowned American extreme skier Glen Plake, one of the survivors of the weekend Himalayan avalanche that killed at least eight people, said Wednesday he feels lucky to be alive but heartbroken that he could not save two friends who remain missing.
A man riding a snowmobile has died after he apparently triggered an avalanche in the Sierra Nevada mountains in Alpine County.
A late winter storm that dumped at least 6 feet of snow in parts of the Sierra Nevada created ripe conditions for snow sports enthusiasts but also posed risks for back country skiers, one of whom was killed by an avalanche.
A skier who was injured after an avalanche in the Tahoe National Forest on Thursday afternoon later died as a result of his injuries.
After an avalanche buried the only all-weather highway into Yosemite National Park, officials have faced a conundrum about how to fix the road.