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 skier died at the Sierra-At-Tahoe ski resort Sunday afternoon after falling into a deep hole, according to resort officials.
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.
Vail Resorts, parent company of Heavenly Valley and Northstar ski resorts in Lake Tahoe, has purchased Tahoe’s Kirkwood Mountain Resort for $18 million.
A professional skier from Santa Cruz using a specialized safety backpack survived getting caught in an avalanche near Seattle that killed three other skiers.
There is a relatively new effort to create a uniform code of standards for ski resorts, but it is facing an increasingly uphill battle.
State water officials say recent storms have not made up for this year’s dry winter, leaving California’s snowpack at below average levels.
The state Department of Water Resources conducted its first snow survey of the season Tuesday but found little snow to measure.
Some of the bigger resorts have combined operations and most are sprucing up for a possible run to hosting the Winter Olympics in 2022.