At least one person has died and another was seriously injured Friday in an avalanche at a Northern California ski resort, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office said in a tweet.
A storm that swept through Northern California on Thursday dumped up to 25 inches of snow at the top of the resort, said Edan Weishahn, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Reno, Nev. She said 1 to 2 feet of snow fell in the surrounding mountains over a 24-hour period.
The Resort Is About 7 Miles From Lake Tahoe
An avalanche at Alpine Meadows in 1982 killed seven people, including several employees of the ski resort.
A spokesperson for the sheriff’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
On its website, Alpine Meadows Ski Resort touts itself as a “picturesque playground for families and off-the-radar thrill-seekers.” The property has more than 100 trails across 2400 acres, groomed runs and chalet-style lodges. The resort is in Tahoe City and about 7 miles from Lake Tahoe.