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: COVID: UCSF Researchers Examine Impact Of Coronavirus On Young Brains After 3 Teens Develop Psychosis
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: Desperately-Needed Rainfall from 'Bomb Cyclone' Gives Hope For North Bay Drought Recovery
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: Atmospheric River: North Bay Water Officials Wait & See On Easing Restrictions After Major Storm
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