The medical examiner’s office said Tuesday the body of Thomas Barker of Aptos, California was found beneath the snow on Sunday at the Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe resort half way between Reno and Lake Tahoe.READ MORE: Person Lying In Roadway Run Over, Killed In Fremont
His official cause of death is still pending.
Emergency crews responded Saturday to reports a skier was trapped in an avalanche in an area that was closed to the public at the time.READ MORE: Convicted Killer Harold Bicknell's Parole Rescinded; Killed Grandmother, Cousins, Aunt In 1977 Seaside Mass Slaying
Mike Pierce, the resort’s marketing director, says the steep terrain in that area known as the “Chutes” is open for skiing during certain conditions. But he says the gates were closed on Saturday with signs that clearly showed it was off limits.MORE NEWS: Eye On Earth: Battle Lines Set Over Proposal To Drill For Natural Gas in Suisun Marsh
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