Blizzard Conditions Shut Down Highway 80 In The SierraGusty winds and blizzard conditions forced the closure of Highway 80 in the Sierra from the Nevada state line to Applegate.
Winter Storm Dramatically Increases Sierra Snow PackState water officials called the latest snow pack survey "very encouraging" Monday after a winter storm front dumped up to eight feet of snow in the higher elevations of the Sierra.
Avalanches Wallop 2 Sierra Ski Resorts in as Many DaysAn avalanche prompted the closure of a second major California ski resort in as many days.
5 People Rescued From Under Squaw Valley AvalancheTwo people were hospitalized Friday afternoon when heavy snow in Tahoe led to an avalanche at Squaw Valley Ski Resort, requiring rescue efforts by resort personnel and the Placer County Sheriff's Department.
Squaw Valley Ski Patroller Dies During Avalanche Control Work A 42-year-old ski patrol member was killed during an avalanche control operation early Tuesday at the Squaw Valley ski resort, authorities said.
Avalanche Covers Tahoe Highway, Drivers Escape InjuryA massive wall of snow slammed into a Sierra highway Sunday, burying two cars but fortunately the occupants of the vehicles were able to escape unharmed.
Rescuers Search Desperately For Avalanche Survivors Rescue workers reported no signs of life Thursday at a four-star hotel buried by an avalanche in the mountains of earthquake-stricken central Italy.
Two Skiers Rescued From Mount Rose AvalancheTwo skiers wearing locator beacons and survival gear were rescued Thursday after being swept up in a back-country avalanche near the Mount Rose ski area in Lake Tahoe.
Blizzard Buries Sierra Under Several Feet Of SnowThe first of two potent winter storm fronts buried the Sierra under several feet of snow Wednesday with a second more powerful weather system expected to roar into the region over the weekend.
Mt. Rose Avalanche Victim ID'd As Aptos ManThe Washoe County coroner has identified the avalanche victim at a ski resort near Reno over the weekend as a 64-year-old man who lived near Santa Cruz.
Skier Lost In Avalanche On Mount Rose Near Tahoe Is Found DeadSearch and rescue rescue crews found the body of a 60-year-old skier who was trapped in an avalanche Saturday morning.
Avalanche Danger Shuts Down Sierra Ski ResortsA winter storm front roared through Northern California early Thursday, triggering an avalanche near the Alpine Meadows ski resort in the Sierra and awakening Bay Area residents to the rumble of thunder.

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