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California Ski Resorts Hiring More Locals

LAKE TAHOE (KCBS) – As Tahoe resorts report the first snow of the season, operators have been holding job fairs this as they look to hire around 15,000 seasonal workers, many of them local. Seasonal […]

10/12/2012

Glen Plake attends the Celebrity Racing Charity Event at the Pole Position Raceway on December 2, 2007 in Corona, California. (Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)

Livermore-Born Extreme Skiing Pioneer Survives Deadly Nepal Avalanche

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.

09/26/2012

(Photo credit by Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort)

Skier Dies After Falling Into Hole At Sierra Resort

A skier died at the Sierra-At-Tahoe ski resort Sunday afternoon after falling into a deep hole, according to resort officials.

03/19/2012

Snow on the road in the Sierra. (CBS)

Storm Makes Ripe Ski Conditions In Sierra

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.

03/02/2012

Avalanche victim Benjamin Brackett (CBS)

Injured Skier Dies From Avalanche At Tahoe Resort

A skier who was injured after an avalanche in the Tahoe National Forest on Thursday afternoon later died as a result of his injuries.

03/01/2012

A ski lift at Kirkwood Mountain Resort. (Gabeguss/Wikimedia Commons)

Heavenly, Northstar Parent Company Buys Kirkwood Ski Resort

Vail Resorts, parent company of Heavenly Valley and Northstar ski resorts in Lake Tahoe, has purchased Tahoe’s Kirkwood Mountain Resort for $18 million.

02/22/2012

Elyse Saugstad

Santa Cruz Skier Survives Deadly Washington Avalanche With Airbag Backpack

A professional skier from Santa Cruz using a specialized safety backpack survived getting caught in an avalanche near Seattle that killed three other skiers.

02/21/2012

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Uniform Safety Regulations Proposed For California Ski Resorts

There is a relatively new effort to create a uniform code of standards for ski resorts, but it is facing an increasingly uphill battle.

02/07/2012

Snow on the road in the Sierra. (CBS)

Sierra Nevada Snowpack Still Below Average After Recent Storms

State water officials say recent storms have not made up for this year’s dry winter, leaving California’s snowpack at below average levels.

01/30/2012

California Department of Water Resources (DWR) Chief of Cooperative Snow Survey Frank Gehrke (L) weighs a snow sample while assisted by Kasey Schimke, DWR Assistant Director for Legislative Affairs January 29, 2010 near Meyers, California. (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Dry Start To Winter Leaves Sierra Without Snow

The state Department of Water Resources conducted its first snow survey of the season Tuesday but found little snow to measure.

01/03/2012

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