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.
Using items in their car and the clothes off their back, Mark Schroeder and Janette DeGrace beat the odds to survive being stranded in a remote Sierra wilderness for three days.
A Sacramento couple reported missing Sunday during a trip to El Dorado County wine country have been found alive.
A pair of black bears orphaned as cubs last summer in the foothills near Reno have been returned to the wild atop the Sierra Nevada.
There is a relatively new effort to create a uniform code of standards for ski resorts, but it is facing an increasingly uphill battle.
California’s Sierra Nevada snowpack measured a meager 15 inches in some places, officials announced Wednesday.
State water officials say recent storms have not made up for this year’s dry winter, leaving California’s snowpack at below average levels.
An orphaned bear cub found last spring in a tree near Lake Tahoe has been released back to the wilderness.
The state Department of Water Resources conducted its first snow survey of the season Tuesday but found little snow to measure.
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says this year’s above average rainfall helped to tamp down the number of acres burnt in wildfires.